Please correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the Surface products been some of the worst selling products ever? I remember the sales of the first Surface were so bad that Microsoft was sued by investors for misleading them with the sales numbers. If I am correct about surface sales, why would you 'take cues' from a flop?
I purchased my first Macintosh in 1990. A Macintosh LC to replace my Apple//e. I would have purchased a Mac much sooner, but I was waiting for a color model I could afford. I couldn't see moving from my color//e to a black & white Mac.
When did you purchase your first Mac, and which one was it?
Why would Microsoft allow this? The PC manufactures must have forgotten about Microsoft shutting down the selling of machines that dual boot Windows and BeOS from the factory. Or also how Microsoft doesn't allow vendors to even advertise machines with non-Windows operating systems. (Ask Dell why they don't advertise their Ubuntu machines.) Microsoft runs the show here, unless the manufactures plan to give up their rights to sell Windows.
Linus is not a good reference. He left KDE for Gnome when KDE went from 3.x to 4.x. Now he's ranting about Gnome since they went from 2.x to 3.x. The guy simply doesn't like change. Next he'll move to XFCE, and then rant when they move from 4.x to 5.x.
from the keep-my-name-out-of-your-mouth dept.
from the download-compile-reboot-repeat dept.
diegocg writes "Linus Torvalds has officially released the version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel. New features include virtualization memory de-duplication, a rewrite of the writeback code faster and more scalable, many important Btrfs improvements and speedups, ATI R600/R700 3D and KMS support and other graphic improvements, a CFQ low latency mode, tracing improvements including a 'perf timechart' tool that tries to be a better bootchart, soft limits in the memory controller, support for the S+Core architecture, support for Intel Moorestown and its new firmware interface, run-time power management support, and many other improvements and new drivers. See the full changelog for more details."