Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Jan 2013 22:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Acer, the Taiwanese computer maker that's suffered two consecutive annual losses, posted strong sales of notebooks using Google's Chrome platform after the release of Microsoft's Windows 8 failed to ignite the market. Chrome-based models accounted for 5 percent to 10 percent of Acer's U.S. shipments since being released there in November, President Jim Wong said in an interview at the Taipei-based company's headquarters. That ratio is expected to be sustainable in the long term and the company is considering offering Chrome models in other developed markets, he said." HP is also planning a Chrome OS laptop, and it's been at the top of Amazon's charts (whatever that means) for a while now. In case you haven't noticed - the desktop world, too, is changing. Nobody wants Windows 8 (touch or no), so OEMs are finally looking elsewhere. We're finally getting what we wanted 13 years ago.
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moondevil
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2005-07-08

Now, what I can't wrap my mind around is why there hasn't been more work on scriptable software that can work well with both interfaces and then some more, considering how anyone who designs modern GUI software also ends up creating a form of CLI interface in the backend code at some point.


Do you mean like ARexx on the Amiga, OLE Automation on Windows or AppleScript on Mac OS X?

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Do you mean like ARexx on the Amiga, OLE Automation on Windows or AppleScript on Mac OS X?

That's the idea indeed, except that for OLE and AppleScript at least it seems to me that applications had to do a significant amount of extra work to make their functions accessible from scripts.

Edited 2013-01-29 08:17 UTC

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