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Oh no... recursive patents! Opens up a new dimension in lawsuits.
As has been mentioned in other posts, permissions and access control are concepts which have been around since the dawn of computer technology. What do these people do, pick up a computing science textbook and try to patent all of the ideas therein which haven't been patented before?
Style is in the eye of the beholder. I remember when people used to revel in how modern the Aqua interface was as compared to Windows. Now it's considered tacky. I dunno, to me it's at least distinctive and usable. Unlike the XP theme which is just fugly and takes up too much space. Vista's theme is better, but the transparency bothers me a bit on the usability side. I'm not really a fan of flat interfaces -- not enough visual interest. I do hope they retain some...
Looks like Microsoft must have another application in the pipeline called AdSmith which they used to come up with that commercial.
I agree, it's not really a consumer-oriented system. It's mainly for creative pros and software developers who travel a lot. For people who want a laptop which is as close to a desktop setup as you can get performance-wise and screen real estate-wise. For whom the extra cost is justified by the time it will save them, and the comfort a larger screen will give them on the road. So yeah, I'm very interested in it myself. Especially the capacity for 8GB of RAM. Pretty...
This story reminds me of the very first "family & friends" tech support incident I had to deal with: It was around the time that Windows 95 first came out, and I had been mostly using DOS up to that point (found it much quicker to use than Windows 3.1, and I couldn't afford a Mac). The father of a friend of mine was having problems with their new computer (running Win 95) and it turned out the problems were due to the fact that the hard drive was full. I tried deleting a...
The very same ones that pick up your trash. Given that it takes the same amount of fossil fuel to haul garbage as it does to haul recyclables, it's still an overall environmental gain to have them reused rather than in a landfill.You mean the same plastic bin I've had for the past 10 years and will likely have for the rest of my life? One piece of plastic vs thousands of cubic meters/feet of waste, which do you think is worse for the environment?I guess people will...
I have a MBP. Works great for Mac, Windows, and Linux development at the same time. Emulators are a godsend. Tried Vista, had about 2 or 3 blue screens while applying the 100 odd updates after I installed it. Finally got it all up to date, just to find out that some of the software I use still isn't supported. So now I need to repeat the process again with XP. Fun times.
I've developed software for Windows, Mac, and various flavours of UNIX using C/C++/Java/Objective-C and a multitude of APIs. I can honestly say that developing for Windows has never been a breath of fresh air. It's funny how many developers I encounter who've only taken the time to fully learn one API/platform, and then shoot their mouth off about how much better it is than all the rest. How can they possibly have an educated opinion if they've never really taken the...
Every major display manufacturer in the world has multitouch now. It's not news. Trouble is, every attempted mass-market application they can show for it can be achieved better with a remote control or other input device. Who wants to have to walk up and use their hands to manipulate pictures on a screen when they can sit on their couch and do the same thing? Multitouch only makes sense in certain applications and certain settings. Right now there is no compelling...
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