Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 16:29 UTC
Mac OS X Adam Fields and Perry Metzger have been investigating the serious performance issues people are experiencing with Lion. "Frequent beachballs, general overall slowness and poor UI responsivness, specific and drastic slowdowns on every Time Machine run, high memory utilization in Safari Web Content, mds, and kernel_task processes, large numbers of page outs even with a good deal of available RAM, and high amounts of RAM marked as inactive which is not readily freed back to other applications, with page outs favored." Apparently the issue is that the "virtual memory manager is bad at managing which pages should be freed from the inactive state and which ones should be paged out to disk". I won't make myself popular with a certain part of our readership, but really, is this considered a new problem? Mac OS X has always had terrible memory management, and where Windows has continuously become better at it, Mac OS X seems to have been stagnant and even getting worse. This is what happens when the company earns 2/3s of its revenue somewhere else.
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If you don't speak the country language, it is going to be very hard to get a job.

English only speaking nationals, from my personal experience, are only able to find a job in big corporations working in a global market that use English as their internal working language.

Some startups are open to have English only speaking workers, but they are hard to find.

I second that, particularly in the case of France, where daily life can be a difficult if you don't know a bit of French. I'd simply add academic research jobs to the list, since it works pretty much as well as in big corporations.

The thing seems to be country-dependent though. When I went to Sweden for work last year, as an example, I noticed that Swedes are much better at English than us Frenchmen. Not knowing Swedish was an annoyance, but not a crippling handicap.

Edited 2012-04-24 06:56 UTC

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