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Ah, thank you that does make much more sense. I certainly don't envy Microsoft's legacy commitments.
Wait, am I to understand that IE used to allow installation and execution of arbitrary binaries? From the web!? How did any one ever think that this was a good idea?
That makes soo much more sense now. I thought "(" was supposed to be a smiley.
You mean, previlege?
Doesn't matter, the MS Windows software ecosystem nearly entirely consists of x86 binaries. Linux software for the most part is open source. A transition to a new instruction set would only make sense if MS Windows was a superior OS by itself. The things that keep people on Windows will not exist on ARM.
Thank you. You've elaborated my thoughts perfectly which does make me feel a bit better.
They are not going to be messing with the linux scheduler (Nor the are they even allowed touching the windows or mac one for that matter). The only way for them to achieve that goal is to level work load. This might mean optimizations or caching. You'd have to look at specifics to know which interactions are currently taking longer than 50ms to determine what exactly needs to be done.
This is a major reason why I use firefox, chrome may be open source but firefox extends that to open governance.
- Ship Firefox 4, 5, 6 and 7 in the 2011 calendar year
- Always respond to a user action within 50 ms
- Never lose user data or state
- Build Web Apps, Identity and Social into the Open Web Platform
- Support new operating systems and hardware
- Polish the user experience for common interaction tasks
- Plan and architect for a future of a common platform on which the desktop and mobile products will be built and run Web Apps
I would encourage everyone to read through the full roadmap: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Roadmap you shouldn't be disapointed.
Edit: Ugh, slashdot ol means ordered list, stop styling it like a ul.
But the guy holding the cube, you can tell him "You're holding it wrong"
Seven words? I can't even make a seven word comment without screwing up.