I've come to the conclusion that there's only about 500 Linux desktop users in the WORLD who have PulseAudio problems. They're all the same people posting on forums about it.
Every other Linux desktop user uses the distro default which is usually PulseAudio, and it works.
This is how I understand it.
Once Firefox e10s (Electrolysis) with sandboxing is enabled by default, every Firefox content process will be independent and restricted.
Most ALSA devices cannot handle multiple open. And the ALSA solution, dmix, requires shared memory which is a thing sandboxes do not really want to have, and dmix does not understand sandboxes, so it would probably have to be forked and modified.
So Firefox can write their own sound server to get sound data from each independent content tab, or blow huge holes in the sandboxes for ALSA dmix, or they can just use the sound server that already exists and is used by 98% of Linux desktop users: PulseAudio.
It's more about the legal right to STOP OTHER WORKERS.
OF course Uber drivers could unionize, collectively stop working for Uber until their demands are met. The problem Unions have, and why I think most of them are out of date and stupid, is that there are plenty of other people willing to work for the company under the current conditions. The Union hates that. What THEY want is to be the only workers legally allowed to do the job.
My opinion is that if the Uber work conditions are bad enough that unionizing makes sense then there wouldn't BE any "scab" workers because they'd all see it makes sense to unionize.
But the way it actually is, this is a few drivers that think they can do better, but don't want the competition.
Look at what driver groups are trying to do in Austin after Uber left. It's possible to do, but the problems they're having show that it is a lot more difficult and expensive than most people think.
All of that software you listed runs great on a Surface Pro 4, aka "a tablet", aka "fondleslab."
Probably not what you're thinking of though since the price on that plus keyboard is $1,200+
I don't think it should be public. That just provides a handle for people to harass the domain owner.
Next I suppose people will want IP packets to have unique machine identities attached, or for print shops to get ID before doing print runs.
Even mSATA is faster than any SATA cable, internal or external. NVMe (which includes M.2 which is just a 4-lane PCIe connector) is much, much faster.
Maximum speed for SATA is 600 MB/s. Maximum speed for an M.2 drive is about 3000 MB/s. I have a workstation with a 1.2 TB Intel 750 that does 2150 MB/s sequential.
SATA isn't fast anymore. It's slower than iSCSI over 10 Gbps Ethernet!
I wasn't aware that anyone read "literature" these days. I don't. Science fiction, fantasy, mystery and some romance, sure. But boring, depressing stories about the "human condition" that try extra hard to use metaphor? Nope. No one reads that junk.
So who cares about these irrelevant literary awards?
They look amazing even upscaled. They make great PC monitors. They're affordable. I recently saw several that were on sale cheaper than 1080 models.
That "crappy GPU" is more cores. Specialized cores, but even the Intel GPU is ridiculously fast for the right kind of code. Now that we're getting Vulkan and DX 12 software should be able to run GPU compute on the Intel or AMD integrated GPU while doing video on the discrete card.
I predict a future with a lot more OpenCL code in it. I also predict a future with more idiot gamers who complain that using all of the CPU cores plus the integrated GPU ruins their 4.6 GHz overclocks.
Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 both use a fast boot mode that is essentially hibernation. But if it detects a disk change since last boot it has to abort and start over from scratch. That's where the long delay comes from.
There's some way to turn that off.
I don't recall how OS X reports memory use but double check the difference between virtual and real. For example, right now my Firefox is using 3.5 GB virtual but only 1.1 GB real. And I've got piles of stuff open at the moment.
Probably because they were inventing Rust at the same time they were using it to write Servo.
Logic is the chastity belt of the mind!