Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 01:44 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Just under a month ago I wrote a personal post about my thoughts on Firefox OS and why I think there is something 'magical' about what it stands for and the possibilities it brings to the table. This post is a follow-up that aims to cover much of the same ground but with extra detail and more of a technical focus."
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Interpreted Language for a GUI?
by tuaris on Sat 13th Oct 2012 04:31 UTC
tuaris
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I like Firefox and stand by it. The only thing I dislike is that it's GUI is written in a non-compiled scripted language.

Seems to be the "fad" these days, GNOME Shell, Firefox OS, Metro, etc...

Why?

All this is doing is taxing the CPU, using more power, and making such interfaces unusable on older hardware and even modern hardware.

The simple yet pretty GUI that would run just fine on a 486 CPU now needs a Quad Core CPU running at 4GHZ with massive fans, Multi Core GPU's, Gigabytes of RAM, and 800 watt power supplies.

Imagine how great it would be to run a good old fashion pre-compiled will designed high performance GUI on such hardware.

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