It is a badass Rockstar technology
That is why hipsters love it as a bad ass Rockstar technology.
It can't do event driven launches and yes it does impact desktop users. Example, your on your corporate network on a laptop and you close the lid and take a plane to somewhere else and the laptop wakes up. How can Init handle something like this and know to configure it to a new network?
This is why Sun, Apple, and Ubuntu developed their own event driven systems. System D is not good. But event driven systems can respond to events like a hack attack, excess load, and other things for servers.
Init was made for stationary mini computers with only 20 text based commands and apps. It's not designed for the hacks we use to get it to work today on modern systems
You mean no virtual desktops, a rumored tabs in explorer, kernel level sandboxing that all browsers can use, much improved power consumption, directx 12 with low cpu overhead, and USB 3 support are not reasons to upgrade?
There seems to be a consensus that all change is for the sake of change and eye candy and XP is GOD.
This is a must for a gamer or laptop users.
Many businesses who are suffering with a MUST HAVE IE 6 app which is so tied to their business process that it would go under without it (like firing people and replacing them with software that uses IE 6) use Windows Server in a VM session with Citrix or a thin client.
Pretty pathetic and crazy but some will just not upgrade their apps as that would cost money. Sometimes it is cheaper to keep using IE 6 through server 2003 in a client.
In an office environment it adds up fast when you have 100 computers. Also you need a more expensive power supply by going with AMD systems. True the first i7 sucked 200 watts of power but the 4770k is really efficient.
I just upgraded from a phenomII 2.6 ghz to an intel i7 4700k and couldn't believe the performance increase! Tomshardware.com and others do not lie when they show a 50% drop in performance. Some levels in Star Wars the Old Republic MMO which gave 20 fps now show 45 fps on the same video card.
Per core AMD is 50% slower than Intel. The Phenom II still has higher IPC than the newer AMD processes per clock tick. Sad.
Time to get with the times hairy and keep that AMD for office work. Real pc users intel i5s for most uses and they use a lot less electricity. The current FX should just be renamed PIV 2.0. It pains me to type this as I friended as a pc guy like myself who was a fan of AMD and ATI for years. But for non secretaries I just can not see a reason to use an AMD product these days. AMD screwed up selling their foundries to raise the share price. Intel does have an unfair advantage as a result and can make their chips smaller and more energy efficient.
ATI has been much better as of late and that says a lot. Windows support would be nice too sometime
I kind of miss my older ATI card. At least Catalyst didn't have drivers that broke or have versions that peg the hell out of the cpu.
Is should not take hours / need to install 150+ updates on fresh systems + the update rollup. It needs to be easier / take less time.
Boy only if there was an OS that had updates every year and was shiny new and made for tablets. Then this problem would go away. See go use the latest if you do not want +200 updates and you will get all your work done with the newest blinding white office too with no distractions which is hipster certified
I am sure MS would never do that nor go to my local best buy and pay them to destroy copies of Windows 7 and office 2010 in the trash compactor so the only option is 8 and 2013 nahh wouldn't happen
It makes webmasters who charge by the hour very rich
Those developers must suck. Every corporate app works just fine so that must be it.
Phb boss: Files bug report
I hated him too in my youth.
Now since I am older I see things differently. You can think Intel for the crappy intel 8086 instruction sets and lack of things like VM support, multitasking, and protected memory, which forced MS to make crappy operating systems and compatible with that crappy system mixed with techno luddities who were forced to switch to computers and didn't know better created the mess of the past.
If the original IBM pc was a motorolla 68000 things would be different.
Keep in mind superior operating systems like VMS, MVS, and Unix required exotic cpu architectures that were expensive too. MS eventually caught around but business users who do not mind crappy insecure software (Look at IE 6) really held things back and forced MS to keep NT out of mainstream for a full decade.
Things finally are caught up but still has tons of buggage. Gates did the whole pay him whether the OS is his or not which started this mess and prevented OS/2.
Well when your account has no money and your boss has to let you go due to no line of credit available to the finance department to pay your monthly salary I think your mind will change.
Yeah, I can see a huge rush of cognitive dissonance as the bitcoin crowd tries to get their collective heads around the idea of agreeing with Bill Gates
Outside of Slashdot there is no hatred towards Bill Gates or Microsoft. Hate how you took your unix market away in the 90's all you want, but he knows how to compete and make money and yes Bill Gates may not be a brilliant software engineer but he knows his stuff in terms of business.
Bill Gates likes bitcoin and even Apple's NFC payments because in 3rd world countries getting payments and transactions are unreachable with transactions costs compared to countries like the US. Explain how BOA would want to do business with someone who only makes $15 a day when they require a $300 savings account etc.
Bitcoin goes around the banks that is oppressing 3rd world nations