Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 17:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Taking a break from reporting on the latest netbook or phone rumours, Engadget posted an article yesterday about several elements in desktop operating systems writer Paul Miller finds outdated. While there's some interesting stuff in there, there's also a lot to discuss.
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Most big rigs and commercial trucks are manual, and they have power bands which are far larger than the average pickup truck.

The reason why most Euros (and basically anyone else outside of the USA) drive manual is due mostly to a very simple reason: fuel economy. Most automatic transmissions can't match the fuel consumption of the same engine paired with a manual transmission. And when fuel is 2x or 3x as expensive as it is in the USA, that is a very important consideration...

Edited 2010-01-23 21:52 UTC

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