I am certainly no fan of affirmative action but the situation does imply that a lack of an initial "hand up" to reach the economic and educational status that will value intelligence is a strong barrier to making that part of the culture. You generally have to get your head above water before you can see that there is land there, and the value of education and upward mobility is usually hidden from those who have never glimpsed it because it's just alien to their experience.
I think this is something people don't get. You can't judge historically resource poor groups by the standards of non-resource poor groups. The ultimate goal should be for everyone to be on an even playing field before the game even starts.
Whites may make up a significant portion of development staff (and they also make up over 80% of the population in the US
The 2010 US Census says that its 72% apparently, and in that number includes Hispanics, Arabs, and various other minority groups that don't fall into other groups.
Race is just race - dogs of different races cross-breed since they are all dogs, humans do the same, but, as dogs, they have some differences between races, with IQ been one of them.
Since when do dogs have races?
So, Ubuntu attempts to bridge mobile and desktop, and fails. Microsoft attempts to bridge mobile and desktop with Windows 8, and fails. So Apple will try, and win? In what alternate reality does that make any sense?
No. Ubuntu attempted to sell an expensive phone, largely to a demographic that doesn't purchase expensive phones. The new Ubuntu devices are coming out, just not the godly one he was wanting to produce.
Microsoft is already doing this with Windows 8. But Ubuntu and Apple are the innovators... lame...
To my knowledge, there really isn't much of a difference between Ubuntu across devices anyways, so it isn't much of a comparison until Microsoft makes one device that has both interfaces.
Uh, yeah, neither of those are acceptable specs for a laptop or desktop.
That is more than adequate for common usage.