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Comment: Re:It's that damn cancer! (Score 1) 303

by Rufty (#49399479) Attached to: Microsoft Engineer: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible'
The NT kernel is really nice and well designed. No, really. 256 levels for priority, pascal style strings so no buffer overruns and can handle zero. Security level rings (until GDI got shoved in, for speed reasons). The top level UI is kinda meh. And in between MFC/Win32/Win64/.NET/OLE/ATL/ETC. So imagine a sandwich, organic rye bread on the bottom, economy white bread on top and a thick paste of sludge from the sewage works at Fukushima in the middle.

Comment: Re:Is this such a bad thing? March of progress... (Score 1) 300

by Rufty (#49198469) Attached to: Mozilla: Following In Sun's Faltering Footsteps?

(Speaking for myself, I was a die-hard Firefox user for years, but switched to Chrome when Firefox's memory leaks kept getting worse and worse... with Chrome, I can "kill" a resource-hogging tab without killing my whole browser. I know what Google "charges" for Chrome (privacy) and it's a price I'm willing to pay.)

Exactly my experience, but with the addition of the Firefox devs basically telling me my memory leak problems were me "browsing it wrong".

You scratch my tape, and I'll scratch yours.