Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 00:54 UTC
Google This tweet from Tom Warren made me smile. So, it's 2012 and tablets are finally able to do what the Amiga did in 1985. Seems like a bit of a stretch to be excited about that, right? Sure, until I caught myself getting excited - only a bit, but still - by this piece of news. Update: removed me being an annoyed child.
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Fundamental restriction.
by dsmogor on Tue 7th Aug 2012 09:59 UTC
dsmogor
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2005-09-01

There's no real multi-user experience without live session switching. And that requires swap memory which is no go on a flash devices. Android alleviates this by app live cycle but that one requires that every app implements this correctly.
So phones and tablets will never reach the level of multi-user prowess that workstations enjoy.

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RE: Fundamental restriction.
by zima on Thu 9th Aug 2012 23:19 in reply to "Fundamental restriction."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

At worst, you can just throw tons of ram at any such problems (something which mobile phones already do; they are basically more powerful than workstations from a decade ago - and I'm sure many people would say, back then, mobiles "will never reach" that; and in contemporary workstations, one might as well turn off swap with the present amounts of RAM ...it's there very just in case)

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