Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Aug 2012 22:45 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "It is 30 years since the Commodore 64 went on sale to the public. The machine was hugely successful for its time, helping to encourage personal computing, popularise video games and pioneer homemade computer-created music. [...] BBC News invited Commodore enthusiast Mat Allen to show schoolchildren his carefully preserved computer, at a primary school and secondary school in London."
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I think if OS X and Windows were programmed in Assembler they would be 10.000 times faster.

And crash 10.000 times faster too as such huge code bases are very difficult to manage and debug in Assembler.

Still, I think a lot of CPU power is wasted by all these layers and weird multitasking processes in the background. Then again these things do make live easier.

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Yeah, we have tons of VM and bloated software layers nowadays.

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