Linked by David Adams on Wed 4th Aug 2010 18:28 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
Hardware, Embedded Systems Anyone contemplating a new computer purchase (for personal use or business) is confronted with new (and confusing) hardware choices. Intel and AMD have done their best to differentiate the x86 architecture as much as possible while retaining compatibility between the two CPUs, but the differences between the two are growing. One key differentiator is hyperthreading; Intel does it, AMD does not. This article explains what that really means, with particular attention to the way different server OSes take advantage (or don't). Plenty of meaty tech stuff.
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RE: Comment by SJ87
by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 4th Aug 2010 19:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by SJ87"
Nicholas Blachford
Member since:
2005-07-06

It is 'OSes' and it follows the same rules as every other word ending in letter 's'.


Erm, hate to tell you this but OS isn't a word, it's an acronym.
By writing "OSes" you are in effect writing "Operating Systemes".

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RE[2]: Comment by SJ87
by No it isnt on Thu 5th Aug 2010 11:09 in reply to "RE: Comment by SJ87"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Then again, an acronym is a <a href=http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=acronym>word</a&....

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RE[3]: Comment by SJ87
by Feanor on Thu 5th Aug 2010 14:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by SJ87"
Feanor Member since:
2006-12-21

Then again it is actually an initialism.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/initialism

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RE[2]: Comment by SJ87
by siride on Thu 5th Aug 2010 16:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by SJ87"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

It is syntactically a word. And in any case, when an acronym is inflected, the inflections apply to the form of the acronym, not the underlying words that make it up. It is not a macro that ought to expand, it is its own lexical item.

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