Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?

Comment Re:what about warp4? Warp has some VM issues. (Score 1) 415

OS/2's memory management was different enough from its 'siblings' at the time, NT 3.51/4 that it wouldn't run under VMware (VMware had 'experimental' support for it a few versions ago that's since been dropped). I'm an old Warp user myself but I'm not sure it'd run under DOSbox or qemu; I never tried to. I did get it running under Virtualbox. For the OP's purposes 3.1 is probably the best way to go.

Comment Re:having just watched the Trek marathon on SyFy (Score 1) 735

I will say that in terms of sheer, punch-you-in-gut pathos, Deep Sleep Nine's "The Visitor" just blew me away. Yes, it's a quasi time travel story-- Jake Sisko watches his father disappear in a chrono-synclastic infundibulum accident and devotes his life to restoring him, succeeding finally as an old man by giving his own life. Powerful, powerful stuff, and for my money one of the best Trek eps ever.

Comment Mars had water once (Score 2) 41

Can we please stop with the "Mars once had water!" stuff? Mars had water once three billion or so years ago. It probably still has traces of it left, and there's possibly primitive life there. We're dicking around in LE-orbit, hitching rides from the Russians. Boots on Mars. Read it. Learn it. Understand it. Make it happen.

Comment Re:The "Cloud" (Score 1, Insightful) 280

And better data mining techniques too. Anyone who believes that Dell or any other company doing something like this (Apple) won't leverage this level of control into dictating what the user sees is engaging in wishful thinking. Consheepmers might see the device as a convenience, but Dell will see it as a marketing tool & will be in total control of whatever information it provides. This whole movement away from PCs to handheld devices (tablets/smartphones) represents a paradigm shift away from local control & content creation, to remote control & content consumption. The Idiocracy has begun.

Comment The "Cloud" (Score 5, Insightful) 280

I can't be the only one who's creeped out about this. All my data in "the cloud"... I know, I know, it's been going on for years, but me, I like my data on my own machine away from anyone else. The is just more devolution of the power of the individual & transferring it to others, who may not necessarily have the individual's best interests in mind. Keep your little machine Dell.

Slashdot Top Deals

The opossum is a very sophisticated animal. It doesn't even get up until 5 or 6 PM.