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EU Could Force Bundling Firefox With Windows

twowoot4u Re:Choice to the user (650 comments)

I think they already tried this, read about the Vista fiasco. I think there are 20 different 'distributions' of vista, each offered by various vendors at various prices. They are all pretty much the same thing, unless you are talking about Vista Ultimate, which has fantasticly awesome extra content that never was released.

more than 5 years ago

EU Could Force Bundling Firefox With Windows

twowoot4u Re:And What of the Others? (650 comments)

Its not necessarily the sheer fact that windows ships with IE pre-installed, its the supposition that Windows cannot function properly without IE because it serves a core function of the OS. That is what was claimed ages ago, and that is where it treads on thin ice with respect to monopoly laws.

more than 5 years ago

Long-Term PC Preservation Project?

twowoot4u Re:As for preservation (465 comments)

Don't hard drives need atmospheres?

more than 5 years ago

Generational Windows Multicore Performance Tests

twowoot4u Re:The Money Quote (228 comments)

Wrong! The real solution is to put more stress on the hardware vendors to both improve their driver support, as well as make faster hardware to run these 'more powerful' OS's. The faster your CPU is the better it should handle the DRM hooks, right? :D

more than 5 years ago

Woman Banned From Driving Until The Year 3000

twowoot4u Re:Time for a dirt nap (5 comments)

Maybe in 1000 years GM can make a car profitable.

Highly doubtful! But maybe in 1000 years, we'll have computers that can run Crysis!

more than 5 years ago

Why Game Developers Should Support OS X and Linux

twowoot4u Re:semi-OT: Lugaru isn't working on current distro (283 comments)

The game and modern versions of SDL don't like each other.

As with many great Linux ports, icculus maintains the Linux version.

Older bug report New bug report

*yawn* I almost got my hopes up: open /dev/[sound/]dsp: Device or resource busy open /dev/[sound/]dsp: Device or resource busy open /dev/[sound/]dsp: Device or resource busy Fatal signal: Segmentation Fault (SDL Parachute Deployed)

more than 5 years ago

Why Game Developers Should Support OS X and Linux

twowoot4u Re:OGL vs DirectX (283 comments)

Neither of which matters -- if your game only runs on the very latest, $500 worth of SLI goodness, with more RAM on the video card than a computer had two years ago, you're targeting a much smaller audience than Linux or OS X users.

You missed the part about the interweb media ONLY covering those titles that have the biggest wow factor and can only (sometimes) run on the latest and greatest card, even if the gameplay actually is subpar at best.

more than 5 years ago

Governments Preparing To Bail Out DRAM Makers

twowoot4u Re:Bailout Bandwagon (494 comments)

Hello, Mr Wagoner, you must be new here.

more than 5 years ago

Inside Tsubame, Japan's GPU-Based Supercomputer

twowoot4u Re:Wow! [Obligatory] (75 comments)

They dont even have video outs. So while it likely can crunch frames for you at thrifty speeds, good luck viewing them.

more than 5 years ago

(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

twowoot4u Re:Well (2362 comments)

`dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda` is way more fun because it can overwrite important partition-records :-D

more than 5 years ago



A.M.D. To Split

twowoot4u twowoot4u writes  |  more than 5 years ago

twowoot4u (1198313) writes "The NewYorkTimes Reports: "Advanced Micro Devices plans to announce Tuesday that it will split into two companies — one focused on designing microprocessors and the other on the costly business of manufacturing them — in a drastic effort to maintain its position as the only real rival to Intel. In addition, the company said two Abu Dhabi investment firms would inject at least $6 billion into the two firms, mostly to finance a new chip factory that A.M.D. planned to build near Albany, N.Y., and to upgrade one of the company's existing plants in Dresden, Germany. A.M.D., based in Sunnyvale, Calif., makes graphics, computer and server processors. It will own 44.4 percent of the new entity, which has been temporarily named the Foundry Company, a reference to the technical term for a chip factory. The Advanced Technology Investment Company will own the rest." — Queue the Doomsayers."
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