.... but you have to admit that it's going to take a mighty big course correction to fix their problems.
I knew they were done when
However, my main complaint is that Microsoft has not done enough to fix the sluggish performance of Windows on machines that by the standards of ten years ago are practically super computers.
There was an article here on Slashdot four or five years ago referencing a blog post by a Microsoft Kernel developer (I looked but couldn't find it in order to provide a link) but the blog post essentially said that the Windows kernel was just not written to take advantage of multi-core / hyper-threading enabled cpu's and that the kernel needed a complete overhaul to fix the problem.
Is this it?: http://slashdot.org/story/10/03/21/2345243/Multicore-Requires-OS-Rework-Windows-Expert-Says and more recently in May: http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/05/11/1430259/microsoft-developer-explains-why-windows-kernel-development-falls-behind
I do think "the crew" threw him off the ship realizing that the iceberg is getting closer and closer by the day. I don't buy that he retired.
I know it is not a popular opinion, but I think it is important that Microsoft be a relevant technology company. I am not sure they are right now. They feel like RIM a few years ago. "We are still relevant, look new things!"
Looks like the Captain of the Titanic is fleeing the sinking ship, after he turned the ship right into that iceberg.
It is more that the crew threw the Captain off the ship and now have the ability to steer away from that iceberg. We just have to wait and see if they actually do that or not.
So which one would I pick? well, it depends on the project, the platform, and the amount of code I can reuse from open source libraries.
What is wrong with you? You have to choose you insensitive clod, we are on Slashdot! I bet you have both Apple and Windows machines in your house!! Maybe even something that has "Linux" on it. Quick! PS3, XBox, or Wii?
... I will tell you more about Google and the trilateral commission.
They are moving in their Control-anator as we speak. They will take over the TRI-STATE AREA! What? Of course it means that. What else could it mean?
The only drawback I can see is that you'd want to be sitting closer to the front.. apparently the Livescribe pens can pick up from 50 feet away (15 meters). YMMV?
I sit almost in the back and have it on the auditorium setting. The recordings are perfectly fine for me. I do catch myself saying comments under my breath a bit though. I also can hear about 80%+ of questions from across the room, 100% if they are at all close. My rule of thumb is that if you cannot hear them the pen won't either.
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (6) Them bats is smart; they use radar.