This is actually an excellent explanation. Thanks!
Does anyone know if SkyOS ever had a "release" on a professionally printed CD/DVD? I can't seem to find actual evidence of this -- only the ability to download/burn a SkyOS Live CD.
Mod parent up. This is my biggest concern too -- setting/continuing the premise that it's totally ok and expected that products have arbitrary artificial lifetimes.
Thank you good sir. I don't understand why people keep thinking GCN/PS2/etc used OpenGL.
Cafe Macs is great, but yes, ridiculously crowded at noon -- better get there by 11:30 if you want a table.
And that BJ's has got to go -- bland food and below average beer for exorbitant prices in a dull setting
Mod AC parent up. Steve certainly was at Apple and worked on Quicktime, but I wouldn't call him the "creator" of Quicktime.
Why is it that as I get older, I am more easily trolled? I would expect it to be the other way around.
I personally don't like the big video screen being used for controls. In my "analog" car I can change the radio station, adjust the temperature, and turn on the AC with convenient knobs and buttons that I know where to find without even looking and I get good tactile response. My in-law's Lexus has a smaller screen to do this and it was always in the wrong mode and difficult for the driver to quickly change the temperature or radio due to having to change modes.
That said, the screen would be nice for watching videos, but please, not to control the car's functions.
I completely agree. The touch-screen panel reminds me of the BMW iDrive system -- it's technically neat, but flawed in practice. I'd rather not be touching buttons on a touch screen or dialing around to navigate menus while driving for my own (and others') safety.
For some, it's a case where we're assuming (maybe foolishly) that the PS3 will eventually have some interesting and unique games that are otherwise unavailable on any of the other platforms. Examples of this for the PS2 for me would be Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Ratchet and Clank, etc.
It's akin to asking why anyone bothered buying an original XBox, when there were so many more titles for the PS2? If you were a Halo fan, the answer was obvious.
Random thought of the day: I find it amusing (and somewhat telling) that I started my career doing "cutting edge" windows development on the then beta Windows NT 3.1, and now find myself doing Xlib development. What exactly happened there? Dunno.