For someone who doesn't care about OpenBSD, you sure sound off a lot on it.
Are you shitting me? You think the various hardware vendors actually write drivers for OpenBSD? *ARE YOU SHITTING ME?*
Since it's typically the kernel developers who write these device drivers, I'm not sure why you would be so worried for them. I mean, it's the kernel developers who are ripping this out.
Am I missing something here?
What nonsense. Name me one kernel module you have loaded. OpenBSD discourages rolling your own kernels and I'm unaware of 3rd party modules. If you are a true fan, you should know that. Why would you claim to be a fan, when you obviously don't use it?
bloody nonsense. I've been using OpenBSD for nearly 20 years and never had to recompile the kernel to use anything in ports.
You don't know how to call a script from inside a script? Also - my openbsd box seems to have an interesting number of rc.d scripts.
$ uname -sr
amd apmd bgpd bootparamd cron ddclient dhcpd dhcrelay dnsmasq
76 scripts in total.
Why is it that the individual words seem to make sense, but when reading them together, it's all nonsense?
Do you normally just ramble on all over the place in real life as well?
They had in the past, but they really really didn't like it. So I guess they finally fixe it.
Apple only offers a limited set of configuration, and if it meets what your needs are, they are price competitive. However, there're a bunch of morons out there who keep comparing a low end netbook to a macbook pro or macbook air, and claiming it's the same.
It is really hard to take these people seriously...
Don't use it. Very simple, and no angst involved. For those of us who do want to use it, why does it matter to you?
It is amortized over the large number of iPhones and iPads sold. Lets say they have 1,000 people dedicated solely to the ARM cpu/gpu. At $200,000 per person per year. They sell 150 million iPhones + iPads a year (more, but I rounded over for easier calculation).
1,000 * 200,000 / 150,000,000 = $1.33
What about GPU scores though? What'll be interesting is to see what a quad core A8X would look like, and how it compares to intel's HD 5000, AMD and NVIDIA's discrete GPUs. Imagine dropping an A8X or an A9X in your new MacBook Pro as the GPU. All of a sudden, you have both x86 and ARM in one box. With Grand Central Dispatch, and some special code, you can even offload CPU intensive tasks to the A*X. Metal API is pretty impressive to a non-coder like me, making it available on the MacBooks would be amazing.
Ha ha ha, good one. Less than 1 million sold this last round, it must have been a deafening clamor.
I wonder how a quad core A8X compares to one of the x86 GPUs. And if not the A8X, then the A9X. One of these days, it will catch up, and since it's Apple's own design, it'll be cheap to drop one in as a GPU. Think about it, you now have an ARM cores in your MacBook Pro, in addition to the x86 cpu, being extremely energy efficient. With Grand Central Dispatch, it might even be possible to push some instructions over (or perhaps specially written code).
Please do not try to inject facts into a haterz rant. It's not as if Apple is better than Android in providing timely updates to all the devices they support. Or force you to wait for your manufacturer to provide the update. Or allow your carriers to screw you over by withholding updates. Oh wait...