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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

smadasam Was this written in 2008? (270 comments)

"No longer are there different kernels for Windows 8, Windows Phone or Windows RT it's now all just One Windows. As goes the Windows kernel, so goes the entire company." Seriously what is he talking about? The kernels were already the same on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Xbox One, and Windows RT. This already has been happening for many years now. This is public knowledge that anyone could know if they just bothered to look. By the way, they announced at the //Build conference a few weeks ago that even the app model an WinRT APIs are going to be converged now between Windows, Phone, and Xbox so you can write one app for all of all platforms once.

about 5 months ago

Ubuntu Touch On a Nexus 7: "Almost Awesome"

smadasam Re:This is not almost awesome... (116 comments)

I assume you didn't run the Windows 8 or 8.1 previews then. I did and don't recall it having this level of fail. In fact the software ran almost completely reliably. I am speaking of software quality and reliability and not personal preference in the UI design.

about a year ago

Ubuntu Touch On a Nexus 7: "Almost Awesome"

smadasam hyperbole? joke? (116 comments)

"Almost Awesome" I think that must have been meant as a joke. Constantly crashing and crap battery life on release software is probably the opposite of least for me. Maybe he meant that it would have been completely awesome if it managed to electrocute him or kick him in the nuts some how.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Language To Learn For Scientific Computing?

smadasam matlab (465 comments)

FORTAN used to be it back in the day, but now days Matlab is the stuff that many engineers use for scientific computing. Many of the math libraries are very good in Matlab and don't require you to be a computer scientist to make them run fast. I used to work with scientists in my old lab to port their Matlab code to run on HPC clusters porting them to FORTAN or C. Often the matlab libraries smoked the BLAS/Atlas packages that you find on Linux/UNIX machines for instance. The same would hold true for Octave since they just build on the standard GNU math pacakges like BLAS.

about a year ago

Intel's Haswell Chips Pushing Windows RT Into Oblivion

smadasam uhhh not exactly (321 comments)

Is Windows done on ARM? Two words: Windows Phone. So obviously not. Windows on ARM will continue for the foreseeable future. Are Windows RT tablets dead? Well not yet. Who cares about running 7 year old productivity apps. That didn't seem to hamper iPad adoption not being able to run Mac apps. Once you have all of the consumption apps you need from the store, I think ARM RT or x86, it doesn't really matter.

1 year,9 days

Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio?

smadasam Yes. (749 comments)

Yes, next question.

about a year and a half ago

Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio?

smadasam Yes. (749 comments)

Next question.

about a year and a half ago

Why a Linux User Is Using Windows 3.1

smadasam you have already gone too far (415 comments)

How far can you take this? You have already gone too far! The only exception I can think of is if your are a dev working on DOSBox or QEMU and want to dogfood or stress test.

about a year and a half ago

Trade Your Bible For Porn

smadasam I guess sex sells (227 comments)

As a University of Texas - San Antonio graduate, this makes me sad we people try to tare down others beliefs.

more than 4 years ago

iPad Is a "Huge Step Backward"

smadasam post 1001? (1634 comments)

post 1001?

more than 4 years ago

Best Way To Clear Your Name Online?

smadasam not posing the question on Slashdot (888 comments)

I don't think posting this question on Slashdot was the best way to keep it low profile.

more than 4 years ago

Unholy Matrimony? Microsoft and Cray

smadasam Re:One thing jumped out (358 comments)

Server 2008 has the exact same kernel as Vista SP1, so it is running vista. Still, this seems to be a very dark day in HPC land.

about 6 years ago


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