For all we know...
...it could be an OS X trash can. Hard to tell at that resolution.
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"Today, 20 plus parallel sessions are quite common; the browser is more of an operating system than a data display application," Mozilla Labs said.
Perhaps these people could look up the definition of 'operating sytem' before making trendwhore statements. Also, no mention of Chrome, the pioneers of the browser=OS bullshit?
What kind of primitive person are you? Should we get rid of GUIs too?
Here's a different idea, although I realize it doesn't concern very much the main target group of developers for Delphi: Compiler Optimizations! I'd rather not have to learn C++ so I can write floating-point stuff like synthesizers and audio effects that actually perform roughly as well as a C++ implementation. Maybe even some SIMD goodness?
The author tries to make such a strong point against OS X on non-Apple hardware. And what's with the pseudo-advertisement ending? Here's my experience of installing 10.4 on a rather old P4 system:
1. Create a partition for OS X (shrink existing partitions with PartitionMagic if necessary)
2. Install OS X from DVD.
3. Install a modified kext for sound.
4. Enjoy OS X.
My full-time OS X-using friends have similar experiences.
I like to think tablet PCs will really shine in the so-called creative industries (not just visual arts) once PC makers stop putting 5 year-old CPUs in them. Beyond office use the keyboard+mouse method can be really limiting. I recommended to one of my friends who works in audio production to buy a cheap graphics tablet and he can't stop talking about how much more efficiently he can get stuff done now. I personally can't wait till we have OS's that support multitouch tablet PCs.
"CD burning is much more domestic piracy, and is much more somebody avoiding paying for something."
WTF is he talking about? No one needs to burn CDs anymore.
On making a "living": who says people should become extremely rich from selling copies of an album? It's as if there's a universal law (or should that be "Universal®"?) that says so.
As for the governments intervening, same as above. Why should the government try to preserve this weird industry with levies and such? This isn't something we need for survival--it's not the governments' business, and if this industry can't survive as it is for some reason, THEN SO BE IT. Anyone who thinks music (or the other arts, for that matter) will suddenly perish if the huge corporations behind it collapse, is a blind moron.
It's not a matter of using Quicktime as media player. The format is an industry standard for video editing (captures, intermediates, etc.). Most of the time there just isn't another viable option (considering price, interoperability and so on).
But yes, QuickTime is Apple's too successful impression of Microsoft.
"Surely, if ISPs limited CC emails to 20 a day and charged 1p per email CC thereafter, most spam would dry up?"
Who uses CC these days except cardigan-knitting office women? Not to mention, a large number of people use Gmail and such for their email, not their ISP's service.
Surely the author wouldn't pass this computer competence test he himself suggests.
They have made their site such that you *have* to make a domain search to see their prices. And soon all other registrars will follow suit to protect their respective "customers".
And for that matter why anyone would pay $35 for a domain when they could get one for less than one third of that is beyond me.