Actually, your observation is misleading. Graphics drivers on Linux have been using a lot of Linux features for a long time to improve performance, implement modern features, and handle hardware management in the kernel, where it belongs. No rule says that code can then only be used by X. They are Linux drivers, not X drivers.
No, SMS came from a GSM feature that sent data in tiny packets in the control channel phones used all the time for presense and syncronization. The bandwidth was always in constant use, so packing data into it didn't really cost anything. CDMA probably implements a similar feature that uses squat bandwidth.
Now, the weird thing is, carriers charge the same for SMS as MMS, at least in my experience, where MMS uses 3G to send potentially a lot of data.
Me and the $60 A4 I'm typing this on disagree. Replaced the socket 754 1st gen Athlon 64 that wasn't quite cutting it 6 years later. Plenty of enthusiasts want a cheap 2nd PC for playing with OSs, home server, etc. The Pentium E5200 I bought a couple of years ago (Intel's version of this niche) is not aging very well with no virt and DDR2.
I use this system at my WISP called BillMax. I didn't pick it, but I put up with it for a while. It uses fairly generic MySQL and Apache, and you get most of the source when you license it. They seem to think the only OS in the world is RHEL, though. Recently though, they've switched to a leased licensing scheme, take a lot of our money, and don't do very much for it. If I'm going to recommend giving someone a heap of dollars for making this work, I'd rather it be a real Open Source project and one that presents less restrictions on where I install it.
Has anyone used both and can comment?
over the death of webOS again.
Not that this is overlap, but wasn't part of the point of webOS that the UIs were HTML, thus streamlining the presentation layer?
That's because you're using Fedora or Ubuntu. Sure they're popular, and with good-ish reasons, but in my circle, most have moved to Debian on the desktop and server, and if not Debian on the desktop, OS X. Installing Firefox, Thunderbird, and OpenOffice and leaving things sit, only doing security updates, works just fine and covers the basic needs. And even stock GNOME 2 is "usable", i.e. non-scary for most users. Actually, "GNOME 2 is not scary for average users" is probably the thing Icaza wants to hear the most.
I love your optimism, but I want you to try something: get a router that's not brand-new and relatively expensive, and put the "100Mb" WAN port on your LAN, put a machine on the LAN side, and copy data through it from something on your actual network. Not to say technology is standing still; we will have this soon enough. A $1400 Cisco router is only rated to 40Mb of WAN speed.
This is because your card doesn't support video acceleration from one source onto both framebuffers. Afaik, all newer cards now support this. If you turn off hardware video acceleration, it should work, but your CPU will be doing way more work.
Are you calling Word a good text processor?
While it may have a lot of features, be already well-known by users, and have a large install base, that doesn't automatically mean it qualifies as a "good text processor". Software has a lifecycle, and any program is going to have features that make it over-specialized or less modern compared to newer contenders.
I was under the impression they had smugness to spare.
Nah, the O2 is light. Probably only about 30lbs. An Octane will kill a bull elephant when dropped from three feet, however.
What will make him sad, however, is that SGI boxes and IRIX are not epoch-safe and won't work by them time I at least am a pensioner.
Maybe I came to the game late, but installing software, even OS upgrades, to IRIX 6 was kinda easy. Also the GUI was quite slick. It looked great at 1600x1200. The desktop pager was the best I've ever seen on X. Vector icons?! I'm still crying that the GNOME weenies took features that were in 4DWM out of their window manager.
I guess installing was slow on slower boxes. GO figure. The downside to SGI was that you had to buy another $15k computer every 3 or 4 years instead of another $2k PC.
Um, I like everything you've said... until that last sentence.
Labor laws get in the way in high school a little, but in college, you should be OK. The reason people take out loans is because unless your parents or some benefactor is quite well off, a good university costs many times more than an entry level job pays. Education in the US has a somewhat inflated price tag.
Legends wasn't Open Source. It was a re-write of Tribes 2 with licensed Tribes 2 code, with the mechanics of Tribes so you know, it was fun. I know this because my Debian box was used by a friend to test build it during college (yes, Linux support was a goal). I've looked to see if the source tree was still in my backups, but I think I lost it. Oh well, shouldn't really have had it anyway.