Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Dec 2010 23:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Amidst all the WikiLeaks hoopla, there's also actual regular news going on. Windows 7 is barely out the door, and we're already dealing with Windows 8, which is indeed being worked on but will not arrive for at least two years. There's some rumours from an Italian website which state that the 64bit version of Windows 8 will have a completely new interface called Wind. Right.
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RE: Rumors are probably true...
by Kochise on Sat 11th Dec 2010 09:56 UTC in reply to "Rumors are probably true..."
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

An Amiga was most likely to have 2Mb of memory (A1200) and was multi-tasking before Windows was, without needs of huge memory footprint. It's not eCos either, hu...

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leech Member since:
2006-01-10

True, the Amiga uses 2mb of chip ram in the AGA based machines and then (depending on if you have accelerators or zorro slots) you can cram a whole lot more. Actually, from the specs you could actually have a GB of ram, though I'm not quite sure what the purpose of that would be, except to say "I have 1GB of ram in an Amiga."

It's really a sad day to know what computers have become. This huge unoptimized pile of crap. The hardware has been getting faster and faster because it needs to, not because we actually get any more speed for doing things.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, having a few MB of stack for processes (including kernel) is a good aspect of today's overpowered desktop computers, because you can say "there's more than enough, if I use it correctly I don't care". 2MB was really small in sense that software had to care a lot about stack usage, and thus limit the use of function calls as an example. This is not the case today.

64MB should be more than enough for simple tasks, though.

Edited 2010-12-13 19:50 UTC

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