I think you might find that the graphics chip on that system can't do widescreen.
Fuck fancy visuals.
The idea in Inferno is that your phone, your desktop, the cloud and your mate's computer are all the same file system space. You can copy data between all these devices, seamlessly, securely and quickly. "Data" is anything represented as a file, so that's music and documents, your phone's cpu, speaker and microphone, or even the applications your currently running on your desktop.
Plan9 and Inferno are about addressing networking and adding operating system support for it. The developers don't consider modern OS as networked. This is a project to make every computer attached to the network, as far as the user is concerned, the same computer, and the idea is to do it at the OS level, not the browser.
You want the yet to be programmed Inferno equivalent of Office on your phone? It's there. Not just as an installable application but that instance you have running on your desktop right now is also available to you on your phone via an exported file system either to stream over the network or you could just copy the running instance...
Fuck fancy visuals.
>>Your 100 MHz PC was also handling indexed-color pixels with no alpha blending
While that is true a 30Mhz ARM chip in an old Acorn runs a 1280x1024 screen and does full 32bit colour with alpha blending and anti aliased text. Also Quake.
I'd of used the 16Mhz one as an example, but that was actually a bit sluggish...
The definition is not "up to the authorities".
Local authorities in the UK defined 955,000 as potential terrorists and searched them under the stop and search laws in 06/07. As far as I see it it's the officers and officials that enforce those laws who decide the definition. I mean if they don't arrest/search someone then they've defined them as NOT a potential terrorist and if they search them under stop and search then they've HAVE defined them as a potential terrorist.
When 169 of those stop and searches were investigated 88% were found to be unfounded and when the definition of a terrorist/suspected individual in law so all encompassing I find it quite incredible that only 12% were founded. You know it almost sounds like they maybe getting creative with their interpretation of the definition...
I got my stats from here:
The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it. -- Anthony Burgess