What I find interesting is that despite the popularity of Android apps written in Java, Java was included as a "legacy" language by the article.
Apparently the writer of the original article thinks "legacy" means that you have to maintain and enhance existing applications instead of developing new ones.
To me, "legacy" means that there are no new applications being developed in that language, and the only jobs available for it are maintaining and enhancing existing applications.
And a pilot who loses an eye does so well without it's sensor, right?
That presumption seems to be precipitated on the theory that a computer intelligence won't "grow" or "learn" any faster than a human. Once the essential algorithms are developed and the AI is turned loose to teach itself from internet resources, I expect it's actual growth rate will be near exponential until it's absorbed everything it can from our current body of knowledge and has to start theorizing and inferring new facts from what it's learned.
Not that I expect such a level of AI anytime in the near future. But when it does happen, I'm pretty sure it's going to grow at a rate that goes far beyond anything a mere human could do. For one thing, such a system would be highly parallel and likely to "read" multiple streams of web data at the same time, where a human can only consume one thread of information at a time (and not all that well, to boot.) Where we might bookmark a link to read later, an AI would be able to spin another thread to read that link immediately, provided it has the compute capacity available.
The key, I think, is going to be in the development of the parallel processing languages that will evolve to serve our need to program systems that have ever more cores available. Our current single-threaded paradigms and manual threading approaches are far too limiting for the systems of the future.
KDE on Debian or any other distro tends to provide the most "XP like" user interface that I've seen. You just need to enable double-click mouse behaviour instead of the default single-click, add a few of their favourite apps to the desktop, and they're good to go.
If you're on an old system, you'll want to disable the file indexing daemons as well, as they can consume a lot of CPU and slow the machine down. If all the main user does is email and web browsing, they're not going to benefit from the indexing.
I download about 30 hours a week, but I don't actually watch any of it. I just archive it in case I'm ever bored so I have something to watch should I ever actually want to numb my brain.
And most of what I actually do watch isn't new material, but stuff that's been off the air for a few years -- like Red Dwarf.
Here's the problem: most open source software isn't owned by US authors. So the software is developed and maintained with absolutely no concern about anal-retentive American military "requirements." You can hardly take a global project and demand that people from certain nations stop contributing so that you can ship the software to a US market without getting into trouble for "conspiring" with those nations.
Quite frankly, the law is asinine anyhow. There are no shortage of places around the globe to download and access the full code and binaries of "restricted" software from those nations, because there are other nations who participate in open source projects that don't kiss American ass.
So as far as I'm concerned, RedHat is doing what is necessary to continue using open source software.
To truly meet the American legal requirements, they'd have to rewrite and lock down an insane amount of software -- including replacing the Linux kernel.
(Apologies in advance for my poor code-fu here.)
Many links abound for reference here:
- and the Google-it-for-you reference: https://www.google.ca/search?q=WinXP+End+Of+Support+Notice&num=100&source=univ&tbm=nws&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=mLoYU-7WJ4nTqgHEjoGgCw&ved=0CE4QqAI&biw=1173&bih=750
Anyone else see this as an attempt to scare users into upgrades directly from the desktop?
Yes, we all knew this day would be upon us, but surely we didn't see M$ being so downright aggressive, did we?
Ultimately, what is everyone's opinion on this effort and its' ultimate affect to their usage of the admittedly antiquated OS?
I for one, will still be chugging along on a few systems until the system finally just Dies on me.
Any theories on actual support and afterlife cycle predictions? Anyone still patching together their Win98 systems? Win3.11? What duties have they been relegated to and why? What plans does everyone have in the Upgrade department? Are you waiting for anything specific from M$ before taking the Win8.1 plunge, or planning on holding onto your Win7 systems 'till they pry the code from its cold, dead drive?"
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Krita is is both a community project development by volunteers and a commercial project supported by KO GmbH. The Krita Foundation supports the non-commercial development of Krita. Commercial support is offered by KO GmbH.
My experience has been that software that is both supported by volunteers and commercially supported suffers from conflict of interest. Limitations can be arranged that push people toward paying.