Surely this has got to be the biggest oxymoron of them all.
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Yeah, well if it comes from a large marketing dept. and you are confused then "mission accomplished".
What does this have to do with Java? Nothing. But it goes to reuse. Reuse of skill-sets rather than code.
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Despite the anit-MS sentiment, there is a grain of truth to the "ALWAYS a hidden trap" sentiment.
Who here doesn't believe that MS has a huge marketing department that essentially holds sway over almost all major announcements and strategies. The untrue part is that there is some sort of evil at work. There's not. It's not personal at all.
However, to the marketing department, all software outside their control is viewed as a potential competitor. And Linux/GNU more than most.
So we can be reasonably certain that any MS direction is not designed to help Linux be more attractive to users.
The Systemd Consortium of Uber-Masters (SCUM) is proud to announce the finalization of it's acquisition of the NSA. Hot on the heels of absorbing the CIA and FBI, Vice Chancellor Lennart Poettering had this to say: ".. this brings us one step closer to our ulitimate goal of reducing complexity for the common man."
I for one am relieved that the Internet of Non-things is finally over.
Inane Obscure TLA
OO is, in general, an attempt to abstract-out some of the complexity inherent with developing code.
The often overlooked question is: how frequent is it that OO (and in particular C++) end up increasing complexity.
Is this in the same vein as "Ppl who don't know General Relativity slamming the Speed Of Light"?
The big problem with C++ is that it's complexity makes it unknowable for the vast majority of the population.
On the plus side, it does make producing entries for Code Obfuscation contests rather easy! <smiley
> What would have been wrong with just creating a compiler which was both a C compiler, and also a compiler for a clean OO language.
Because C++ incrementally evolved from C and was originally bootstrapped as an translator to C (cfront).
The learning curve is too high simply because the language is too big.
The amazing thing is the high frequency of the word "fucking" in the context of Win 8 discussions. Must be just a coincidence.
Well, this is part of the new Linux distro tradition: Take things that works perfectly well (and is easily understood) and abstract the hell out of it until it is no longer so.
You don't sound trollish, just naive. The basis of social engineering is "cast the net wide". This is about individuals, not businesses. 95 out of 100 may avoid the hit, but that says more about luck than savy.
Of course we ran virus scanners, but now they can run for 6 hours straight in prime-time.
Unfortunately virus scanners are mostly scare-tactic marketing to sell software, or in the case of certain large software monopolies, to assuage users that they chose the best OS.
The real problem with them is that virus scanners are of little use against Social-Engineering, which is how we figure the infection got in. An example: user receives an email from known client that contains nothing but the line "click for content!" which is a link to a zero-day exploit. Yes, of course most people do not click. However, occasionally someone will. That's the point of social engineering!
So go ahead, use Windows. But when things inevitably go wrong, you'll just blame "idiot IT policy" or bitchy "users" rather than admitting that it is the weak link in the IT world.