Excluding things that track labor costs, what items are you seeing that have a high inflation rate?
20 years ago you couldn't watch video on a mainstream PC
20 years ago social media existed only for the technologically elite because it was complex
I don't see how your dad disproves the point.
As for upgrades and Windows. I agree. Microsoft in keeping XP a viable system as long as they did allowed applications to not improve. They've seen the error of their ways and are starting to drive an upgrade cycle. Touchscreens applications are going to drive the next round.
As an OSX user I just did an upgrade and the difference in my experience is massive:
a) Applications are "always on". They mostly load instantly and they preserve their state between runs. Most data doesn't need to be explicitly saved. State is preserved.
b) I'm using a 220 PPI display. Fonts are fantastic, regular monitors look blurry now. I'm using all sorts of virtualized sizing graphical effects to look at the system. So for example I can effective move windows between 10 virtual terminals are because of the clarify.
Intel's profits are published. Net income is down from about $3b a quarter to close to 0.
The problem is skin flint PC buyers who want cheap machines, not Intel being excessively greedy.
30 years ago stuff we do casually today like networking or multiuser transactional databases, resolution independence was considered really hard and esoteric. The real programmers from then had quite often far less complexity to deal with
They have. Functional programming. By explicitly avoiding side effects huge chunks of code can execute independently and in different orders. Moreover by organizing the code using functional looping constructors the parallel compilers can tell how to break things.
Functional makes parallelism much easier.
Copyright law comes from books and music and for software is mostly all just a collection of analogies. The analogies are what matters. There isn't law governing an API. Which is why I had said above that what we need is black letter law.
Why it wouldn't work is they haven't gotten there yet in getting a compatible library set working. The hypothetical is they get ReactOS finished by 2016 and then turn their attention fully to
Microsoft did a lot of work to backport XP and thus allow people to remain on XP. Those backports aren't part of current React.
footnote in history, IBM OS/2 would have dominated? Sounds to me like he was saying a monopoly would exist it would just have been IBM's.
A more heterogeneous environment is an entirely different situation. Microsoft was dominant even in the age where IBM compatibles weren't fully compatible. DOS offered a common platform that applications could target. I'd suspect that if hardware unification never happens then Microsoft would have quickly had to abstract the hardware details through the OS and applications would have tied themselves even more tightly to DOS / Windows than they are today. More of less what Android is doing for various phone systems. So yes I think they would have have had potentially an even bigger monopoly since such an abstraction system would have worked well for embedded starting in the 1980s the same way Android is working so well for embedded today.
You have to make a more substantial change to the structure to avoid a copyright violation. Think if you were copying over encyclopedia articles re-indenting them wouldn't solve it.
Even most corporations that are today on XP have lots of
What duties do they have with respect to bitcoin that you don't think they fulfilled? And what does bitcoin combine with?
BTC foundation? You mean bitcoin? Why would they care? Bitcoin is a few billion dollars best case and transaction volumes are in the tens of millions of day at best. The other markets they oversee are tens of trillions and often hundreds of billions a day in transactions.
I think congress right now sucks terribly. OTOH I think it could easily be better.
Very interesting. I looked it up. Most common reason is default config is 256MB of RAM. Unless you changed that...
Really? Do you know why it is slow?
Oracle's argument is that an API is a structure of facts not a list of facts.