Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Jan 2014 10:06 UTC
Windows

Paul Thurrott on the next version of Windows and the future of the platform.

In some ways, the most interesting thing about Threshold is how it recasts Windows 8 as the next Vista. It's an acknowledgment that what came before didn't work, and didn't resonate with customers. And though Microsoft will always be able to claim that Windows 9 wouldn't have been possible without the important foundational work they had done first with Windows 8 - just as was the case with Windows 7 and Windows Vista - there's no way to sugarcoat this. Windows 8 has set back Microsoft, and Windows, by years, and possibly for good.

With even Paul Thurrott claiming Windows is in trouble, it becomes virtually impossible to deny it is so.

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RE[8]: Aggregation
by acobar on Wed 15th Jan 2014 16:08 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Aggregation"
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With all respect all have to Mr Rob Pike, that particular example is a bad one. For large data transfer, the argument list was never the indicated method, it is very inefficient to use it for that purpose, this is what pipes, mmap and structured (or even unstructured files) exist for.

And by the way, it is a problem on Windows too if you want to use huge argument lists to process. It just was not created with that intention and should not be abused.

Unix is not perfect, that is for sure, but I really fail to see a contender that aged so well.

If you want to pick a better example, pick interprocess communication next time. But be fast, kernel developers are addressing it now with kdbus.

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