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Xbox Head Proclaims Blu-ray Dead

damieng Apple supported Blu-Ray (547 comments)

People believe Apple famously avoids Blu-Ray? In 2005 they were backing it over the competing HD-DVD format. To quote their press release at http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2005/mar/10blu-ray.html

“Apple has a long history of technical innovation around DVD hardware and software, and their support of the Blu-ray Disc format is a testament to their commitment of ongoing innovation. The Blu-ray Disc format provides the immense capacity and the revolutionary functionality that Apple’s loyal customer base will be sure to enjoy,” said Maureen Weber, chief BDA spokesperson and general manager of HP's Optical Storage Solutions Business. “We’re thrilled about Apple joining our 16-member board, and we look forward to working with them on the development and promotion of the Blu-ray Disc format.”

more than 4 years ago
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USB 3 in 2008, 10 Times as Fast

damieng Not so impressive (381 comments)

...given that USB 2.0 (480MBits) was 40 times faster than USB 1.x (12MBits) ;-)

[)amien

more than 7 years ago

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damieng damieng writes  |  more than 8 years ago

damieng writes "Remember how Microsoft acquired Winternals and Sysinternals back in July?

The official press announcement might have said "Customers will be able to continue building on Sysinternals' advanced utilities, technical information and source code for utilities related to Windows." but now the tune has changed.

Microsoft's migration page instead now states "Source Code: The number of source code downloads didn't justify the migration, support, and possible integration problems it might cause with other Windows components down the road."

So much for being more open."

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damieng damieng writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I love operating systems.

I use Windows and Mac OS X daily and like them both for different reasons. I can't wait for Tiger to arrive.

I try Linux every few years ever since Slackware 2.0 landed on my desk courtesy of a computer magazine's cover CD in 1994. I still find it too inconsistent for my daily use but appreciate the engineering behind it, the competition and mostly the educational benefits of having a full open system available for inspection.

If I had to run a *nix I'd probably choose a BSD flavour.

I used BeOS from r3 Intel up to r5 Dino beta on my main system and before that OS/2 2.1 to Warp for well over a year while I ran a multiline BBS.

Before the joys of OS/2 I used DesqView on top of MS-DOS.

Long before that I enjoyed Acorn DFS, Sinclair's BASIC and CP/M 3.0.

I've experimented with OpenStep, OpenServer and QNX at home. At work I've had the opportunity to use NetWare, AIX and IBM's OS/400.

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