Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 01:44 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Just under a month ago I wrote a personal post about my thoughts on Firefox OS and why I think there is something 'magical' about what it stands for and the possibilities it brings to the table. This post is a follow-up that aims to cover much of the same ground but with extra detail and more of a technical focus."
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RE: Interpreted Language for a GUI?
by zima on Sun 14th Oct 2012 15:27 UTC in reply to "Interpreted Language for a GUI?"
zima
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Not really Metro itself, I think ...and anyway, from the current crop of smartphone operating systems, Metro might even be the smoothest when run on modest hardware - if anything, Metro is a "well designed high performance GUI" (but not "old fashion" - and luckily: because, in the past, adequate performance often meant nasty hacks, wasting lots of resources on them and asm). And it runs fine on netbook-class CPU, as does GNOME, don't exaggerate.

But yeah, it is a bit funny when coming from Mozilla, with how they had at least two abortive mobile attempts - and after each saying "we'll just wait for more powerful hardware" basically (in the meantime, Webkit and Opera took over)

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