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____/ The Ghost In The Machine on Tuesday 25 November 2008 18:35 : \____
> On Nov 25, 3:24 am, Roy Schestowitz <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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>> ____/ Mark Kent on Tuesday 25 November 2008 10:42 : \____
>> > Mark Kent <mark.k...@xxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> [snip for brevity]
>> > Something's just dawned on me - we're now at the end of the "Windows"
>> > era. We can put dates around it, like this:
>> > Windows 3.1 released 1992 to Windows Vista released 2007
>> > Microsoft did extremely well to maintain monopoly for so long, 15 years;
>> > this is an exceptional achievement, and took huge amounts of effort to
>> > manipulate the legal systems and politicians of the world, ensuring that
>> > judges were removed from anti-trust cases, and that remedies were
>> > worthless, and that payback for the occasional "winners" was in the form
>> > of vouchers, whilst filling the planet with exceptionally effective
>> > marketing. A stellar achievement.
>> > Interestingly, this period is an amazingly close fit to the Linux
>> > development period, and in particular, almost exactly mirrors the Debian
>> > development timeline. Debian was started in 1993 (Linux first release
>> > in 1991, and the GNU project about 1984 ish).
>> > Anyway, we have a Windows era, which was from 1992 to 2007
>> > One wonders what we might consider the Linux era to be...
>> Microsoft will need to redo their operating system or start from scratch
>> like Apple. They can't rely on XP forever. GNOME and KDE are miles ahead.
>> Mac OS too...
> They're already working on it. From a theoretical
> standpoint Midori/Singularity looks interesting; however,
> the odd requirement that all memory access enforcement be
> done using the compiler ("managed code"), as opposed to
> the kernel using page tables, makes me a bit dubious,
> and of course the details are sorely lacking.
> I frankly don't know what the actual GUI will look like,
> though they'll probably just recompile Vista, bake it
> all together, and call it "new, improved, *and* enhanced".
> Hopefully by now we've become immune to vaporware, but
> I do wonder how good this mud pie will smell.
Forget the Midori rumours. They just release another Vista, renaming it "7".
It's equally bad.
~~ Best of wishes
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