Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jun 2014 18:38 UTC
Microsoft

The only review of the Surface Pro 3 that matters - as always, from AnandTech. They conclude:

Surface Pro 3 is easily the best design Microsoft has put forward. If you were intrigued by the previous designs, this is the first one that should really tempt you over. I was a fan of the original Surface Pro, and with Surface Pro 3 I think Microsoft has taken the hardware much closer to perfection. At this point the design needs more help on the software side than hardware, which is saying a lot for the Surface Pro hardware team. Personally I'd still rather carry a good notebook and a lightweight tablet, but if you are looking for a single device this is literally the only thing on the market that's worth considering. I don't know how big the professional productivity tablet market is, but it's a space that Microsoft seems to have almost exclusive reign over with its Surface line. With its latest iteration, Microsoft is serving that market better than ever.

Coincidentally, Microsoft is going for the tackle: you can trade in your MacBook Air and get up to $650 from Microsoft. Any takers? Anyone...?

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henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

FreeBSD, which OS X is derived from...


Not wishing to split hairs, but that statement isn't correct. OS X is derived from multiple UNICES, it has its main origin in NEXTSTEP and OPENSTEP, but has had an awful lot of FreeBSD (as well as other BSD) code included since OS X was first released. NEXTSTEP was a fork of the 4BSD which pre-dates FreeBSD by quite a number of years, though ultimately they all started from the same codebase at some point.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Well I could have said "partially derived from" and been absolutely correct, but as it was written, "derived from" doesn't imply that it was exclusive. I wasn't trying to imply that OS X is 100% FreeBSD code; I know better.

Not wishing to split hairs, of course. ;)

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Derive as an isolate conveys the sense you mention, derive(d) from tends to lean more towards my meaning. ;)

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