Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Sep 2011 15:17 UTC
Windows More news on Windows 8. This time around, Gabe Aul, a director of program management in Windows, blogged about the changes Microsoft has made to Windows 8's boot process. The results are impressive - a boot time not much slower than waking from sleep on current Windows 7 and Mac OS X machines. This is, of course, a vital component of getting Windows NT ready for tablets.
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RE[7]: They always promise this
by Soulbender on Mon 12th Sep 2011 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: They always promise this"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

considering it is probably in excess of 100 million lines of code actually suggests they are fucking excellent system engineers.


No it doesn't. More code != better engineers. They moght be, but the number of lines of code says nothing about how good the engineering is. If anything, it's the opposite.

The fact is that Microsoft haters like yourself pretty much have nothing else to slag Microsoft off about other than "freedomz"


"freedoms". That's clever. or not.
How this for a reason: I think it sucks and it hampers my work productivity.
That's just a valid reason for me as "many people use it without problems".

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

No it doesn't. More code != better engineers. They moght be, but the number of lines of code says nothing about how good the engineering is. If anything, it's the opposite.


I didn't say that more code != better engineers ... what I said that a large code base got ported easily.

The big thing about NT is the HAL layer pretty much proves that the whole code is well modularized ... which is what I alluded to.

"freedoms". That's clever. or not.
How this for a reason: I think it sucks and it hampers my work productivity.


How exactly? I have never seen a convincing argument that working with an Open Source bit of code is actually better than closed source ... Crap code is crap code whether it is open or closed.

I don't like shifting through fuck loads of someone else's code to fix it. I rather it just bloody work in the first place ... whether it is open or not is irrelevant.

That's just a valid reason for me as "many people use it without problems".


Not really.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Oh BTW just so you know I buy OpenBSD releases. Got my copy of 4.9 right next to me.

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