Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Jul 2013 22:08 UTC
Linux "Substantially improved support for the power management features of modern Radeon graphics cores is among the major new additions of the now available first release candidate of Linux 3.11. For this release, Linus Torvalds changed the code name from 'Unicycling Gorilla' to 'Linux for Workgroups' and modified the logo that some systems display when booting: it now depicts a Tux holding a flag with a symbol that is reminiscent of the logo of Windows for Workgroups 3.11, which was released in 1993." Just awesome. Nothing else.
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BlueofRainbow
Member since:
2009-01-06

before the collapse.

There are very few TV series which have gone beyond their 3rd season while sustaining interest from their fans.

DOS 3.0, along with its minor updates, was a strong OS for that era before the 4.0 debacle.

The reference to WFW is cute - and also a bit scary - is Linus thinking he can take over the computing world?

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ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

With the exception of desktops, he pretty much has. Not bad for "this pet project of mine".

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Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

The reference to WFW is cute - and also a bit scary - is Linus thinking he can take over the computing world?


I doubt Linus thinks about marketshare since it makes no difference to him.

Linux is already the dominant kernel in OS market share ;)

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

To be honest, I don't think any of the DOS shell versions of Windows were any good when compared to how advanced many of Microsoft's competitors were.

In my opinion Windows 2000 marked the first time that Microsoft shipped a OS that deserved to be on most desktops in the home.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

The 3rd version is when MS usually gets something right. Then they slowly start picking away at it, until at some point in the future, it sucks again.

examples:

VB 3 was awesome, vb 4 and 5 sucked, vb 6 was good
Windows 3.0 was when it started catching on, it was the first really useful Windows release.
Internet Explorer 3 was the first half decent version of IE, 4 was even better, 5 was ok, and well, we all know about 6

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Internet Explorer 3 was the first half decent version of IE, 4 was even better, 5 was ok, and well, we all know about 6

I have to disagree about IE 4. It was crash central on my machines, and not until 5 did it get stable again. I'm of two minds where IE 6 is concerned. It really didn't suck as far as web technologies, it was more advanced than anything else the market had at that time. It was only after 6 that Firefox started ramping up their game which, coupled with Microsoft's complacency, created browser competition again. Don't misunderstand me, I prefer the web not be effectively controlled by one entity, but that doesn't mean I'll revise history. IE6, when first released, was the most advanced web browser anyone had yet seen at that time. It was a security clusterfuck and a developer's worst nightmare, but you could make it do damn near anything you needed it to do if you worked and cussed at it long enough. The problem is, of course, that it was so nonstandard that we'll probably still be cussing at it twenty years from now because of in-house crap that was written for it and will never be updated.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

For DirectX only after version 5.

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