If a cheap synth is used it will sound like a casio entry level keyboard or 8 bit videogame.
Ironic that I was reading this while listening to an NSF file, which is music designed for playback through an 8-bit soft synth.
One thing that always annoyed me was on board devices going south and not enough expansion slots to add a card in.
USB theoretically has 127 slots to add a card in, if you buy a lot of 7-port hubs. A USB audio interface also lies outside the electrically noisy interior of a PC chassis.
That's something nobody's going to copy. </sarcasm>
If HUE represents laughter, then in which language does "LOL" sound like "LIGHTNESSLIGHTNESS" or "SATURATIONSATURATION"?
Even today there is usually one process grabbing most of the CPU time
Yeah, the antivirus.
in most scenarios Andy's single-threaded file system access would still serve single-user desktop machines quite well.
Is a single-threaded file system still practical on multi-spindle PCs? These include machines with a boot SSD and a data HDD, or a boot HDD and an optical drive, or a boot HDD and an external USB SSD used for sneakernetting files too big for the available Internet connection. And by "desktop" did you mean to exclude laptops?