Ed Roberts, Personal Computer Pioneer, 1941-2010
Agreed, I learnt on the 6809 and remember being bemused by the limitations of 6502 when I came to try it!
Oddly I read this while having a text editor open on m6809.c :)
DS Flash Carts Deemed Legal By French Court
Let's hope we get a similar ruling in this country some time (seems unlikely under the yoke of Mandelson, but still).
How Much Is Your Online Identity Worth?
A completely black page?
Oh, wait, do I need to whitelist something in noscript for that? Pass.
Lenovo Tinkers With Larger Delete and Escape Keys
Ugh, you're kidding, right? Clear where left arrow (backspace) should be? Backspace right next to (reduced in size) enter key?! No, the CoCo 3 layout is pretty awful. I like that they added a real control key (in the right place, but presumably only useful in OS-9 or with a terminal emulator), but the placement of some of the others is just wrong.
Even lacking a control key, the old CoCo 2 layout is better - and the Dragon keyboard is even nicer to type on: better quality keyboard, CoCo 2 layout.
That all looks about right.
Which is why the GNU system + the kernel of Solaris (SunOS) should, in the name of accurate representation, be named GNU/SunOS.
That really wasn't any sort of joke post, it was based on the fact that the Solaris kernel is, *actually*, called SunOS. Of course, I've not really been paying attention , so the official name for the Free release could have a totally different naming convention for all I know.