Vote Up
1
Votes
Vote Down

Well making programs lean and mean is a good thing, right, right? Well, not exactly. Simply, consuming less memory is not in itself a sensible goal. After all Windows assigns memory more liberally when you have it more of it. And I’m not going to go into the voodoo that mobile OSes do to freeze applications and compress memory at the cost of CPU cycles and performance.
I created this FUD because Windows is renowned for being guilty of memory gluttony by people who never finished a computer science course. So less memory consumption is automatically hailed as the ...

Vote Up
1
Votes
Vote Down

Deposited for comments, like the little turd it is.

Fire your engines up, gentlemen.

As a small taster:

No Linux desktop has a real virus problem.

Indeed not.

Vote Up
0
Votes
Vote Down

Notice how there is little discussion about how Loonix is a broken POS with a 1960s design? How to this day, it’s virtually impossible to get video working on Loonix without 5fps and constant flicker? How Loonix doesn’t actually save anything to your filesystem when it says it does? How wifi and sound flat out don’t work, at all?

It shouldn’t be all that suprising though. Freetardpedia’s agenda is quite visible everytime you scroll down and see the communist license they release it under, and the insidious operating system and software they run with. Nothing ...

Vote Up
1
Votes
Vote Down

I may have to stop reading Dietrich T. Schmitz.

Who you lookin' at?

It may very well be that Google have designs on packaging up ChromeOS for general retail sale.

What, like Torvald’s favourite Chromebook Pixel? A snip at $1,299, just as long as you’re a dilettante millionaire. Unfortunately not available for general retail sale … er …

When you come right down to it, there may be millions of users now who understand the perceived risks of using legacy (x86) Windows to do anything on the Internet.

Gotta love that “perceived.” Both an accurate representation of the truth, and yet a fucking ...

Vote Up
1
Votes
Vote Down

An oldie but goldie. Back in May 2008, SJVN (a small-town palooka who feeds off click bait) was slavering over the certainty that Steve Ballmer would be fired.

And he had five good reasons to salivate.

1. Technically, Vista was crap. You don’t have to believe people like me who think Vista, a year and a service patch since its release, is still an over-priced joke pretending to be an operating system.

As a matter of fact, you’d pretty much have to be SJVN to believe that. In 2008 it was obvious that Vista was a bridge (indeed ...

Vote Up
2
Votes
Vote Down

Once upon a time, Keith Curtis — a ex-Microsoftie turned loon — predicted how Windows 7 would fail and that Microsoft should make their own version of Linux. That made so little sense, that even Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols rebutted the argument. (Poorly, but still…)

So, three and a half years later, Nicolas Charbonnier one-ups Curtis with the argument that Microsoft and Apple are secretly working on ways to replace Windows Phone 8 and iOS with Android on their phones, never mind that the move makes absolutely no sense for either company. Absolutely none.

Microsoft does not make phones. UPDATE: Microsoft now makes ...

Vote Up
0
Votes
Vote Down

It’s time to dissect some coy marketing-/geek-speak.

You might have heard of Linus Torvalds scathing remarks on ext4 delayed allocation. You might have also seen the kind of window-dressing, such as the following statement, that RedHat employs to gloss over the underlying issue with ext4:

By default, ext3 automatically forces newly created files to disk almost immediately even without fsync(). This behavior hid bugs in programs that did not use fsync() to ensure that written data was on-disk.

The worst thing, however, is that this is not merely an ext4- or Linux-specific problem but a historical oversight as ...

Vote Up
0
Votes
Vote Down

The magical way Loonix fucks up your file systems. See in Loonix, when you write data it isn’t actually written to your hard drive until minutes or even hours later (or ever!). Nobody really knows when it’ll get written!

Just one of the many ways Loonix gets the fail stick. How can you trust this hobbyist OS with anything important? The answer is you can’t. The only OS you can trust is the one written by true professionals: Microsoft Windows.

Vote Up
1
Votes
Vote Down

Excellent read (and some comments are solid gold too – though, ACM is not your average loon hangout, so don’t expect anything on par with Pog’s place). After reading it, I even want to read that “The Design of design” book.

It’s “The raise of worse is better” all over. Almost 25 years of realization that “something is wrong” and still sticking it to the wrong “man”.

> since we can pinpoint with almost surgical precision the moment that Unix started to fragment: in the early 1990s when AT&T spun off Unix to commercialize it, thereby robbing it ...

Vote Up
2
Votes
Vote Down

I’ve never seen such a project more aptly named. Here we see scroogle patting themselves on the back doing something no one asked for & violating the airspace of hundreds of countries.