Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 12:52 UTC
Windows It's October 22 today. A completely random date in the grand scheme of things (we Dutch lost a big naval battle to the Ming dynasty on October 22 1633), but it also happens to be the release date of the newest version of Windows - Windows 7. Since Windows is still the most popular desktop operating system out there, this is pretty big news.
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RE[5]: Don't believe the hype
by Bit_Rapist on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 20:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Don't believe the hype"
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lol every system you mentioned was an absolute pile of living shit when it came to user interaction and usability.

If you want to stare at a black screen with a blinking cursor as a form of user input to the machine then sure low RAM requirements would be easy to hit.

People do not want that in this day and age. Sadly they want flashy stuff and programs that integrate together. All of this sucks up your machine's resources as the developers add more and more background processes all eating ram and cycles to provide the functionality.

Now I do agree that 'tight coding' is just not taught in this day and age and that is a downright shame.

Whatever happened to the 'profiling' stage of development? Its largely gone.

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The garbage collector was invented, huge frameworks took the place of in house libraries, and the rest is history.

Basically... unless you are in an embedded environment there is no need to bother profiling code anymore. Even there, frameworks are taking root.

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