top Microsoft Partners With Docker
"Windows NT has always had so-called "personalities" and Posix has been available as a personality for decades"
Which is why everyone who actually uses Posix on Windows downloads Cygwin. Oh, wait a minute....
about a month and a half ago
top What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?
I stick with GNU/Linux and other FOSS software because it is an investment in our future. If you are forced to use MS products for your job, then you have little choice. I make my living with GNU/LInux, partially because I understand it well enough to be an expert. I understand it that well because I have the source code for everything, including the kernel.
Microsoft only cares about customers to the extent that they can exploit them for profit. Compare that to ethics of the Free Software Foundation. about a year and a half ago
top Asteroid the 'Size of a Minivan' Exploded Over California
NASA tracks space debris orbiting the earth. This asteroid was not orbiting the earth.
Wt C++ Web Toolkit.
top The Chevy Segway Keeps On Rolling (Video)
I'll give you a hint: it's looks a lot like a rolling ball...
top Ask Slashdot: Unity/Gnome 3/Win8/iOS — Do We Really Hate All New GUIs?
Don't waste your time with Gnome & KDE.
top Microsoft Finalizes Skype Acquisition
and thanks for all the fish!
top Iran Blocks VPN Ports
Thank goodness for ipv6. Now you can run all services on port 80 and just assign a different ip address for each one!
top So Far, More Than 50,000 Kindle Fire Pre-Orders Per Day
top Amazon's Silk: SaaS Is Closing the Net
Except that Silk is supposed to leverage Amazon's EC2 to greatly speed up the browsing experience. Facebook just pilfers your data because they can.
top Global Internet Governance Fight Looms
Technology moves faster than law. As long as the Internet can route packets from point A to point B, the lawmakers will have little say over what those packets contain. We may be driven to encryption, darknets, or something besides DNS, but it won't really matter in the end.
top Anti-Rootkit Security Beyond the OS
McAfee thinks that Microsoft will never be able to write a secure OS, so they are taking matters into their own hands.
The same could be said of Microsoft and Visual Basic 6.0 and earlier, and look how many people invested their time.
You're absolutely right! That's why we now have C99
top Microsoft Reveals More Windows 8 Details
Windows 7 is a better Windows than Ubuntu, no doubt. However, Ubunutu is a way, way better *nix than Windows 7 can ever hope to be. If you limit yourself to the GUI tools available on an Ubuntu system, then you're only using a fraction of the power that exists there.
top 'Cosmo' — a C#-Based Operating System
they will realize that C with some ASM produces the best performing, most efficient operating systems.
top Kernel.org Compromised
If the same thing happened to Microsoft, Microsoft wouldn't let anybody know.
top The Mathematics of Lawn Mowing
My goats and sheep mow the lawn while I drink beer.
top B&N Responds To Microsoft's Android Suit
B&N cannot expect to change the patent system, and attacking the patents will take years and tens of millions of dollars - with no guaranteed outcome. Given that Microsoft is charging more to license the patents for Android than the cost of an equivalent MS OS license, how can their actions be interpreted as anything but anti-competitive?
top SQL and NoSQL are Two Sides of the Same Coin
Whether or not to use C or some higher level language is mostly a matter of economics. If the cost of resources is high, you will use a lower level language to minimize resource usage. If the premium placed on performance is very high, you will use a lower level language to maximize performance. If you already understand how to do object oriented programming in C, C++ or objective C, then you are wasting your time and your employers resources using a higher level language.
For the most part, if you can't do it in C, C++ and objective C, then it can't be done.
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