[Moving this to luv-talk]
Rohan McLeod <rhn(a)jeack.com.au> wrote:
> is it: 1/ possible 2/ likely and if it happened what would be the
> consequences ?
I would expect it to be possible at the cost of backward compatibility. It is
extremely unlikely ever to happen: Microsoft have a modern kernel, the design
of which is said to derive from Vax VMS. Apparently some of the VMS people
went to Microsoft and developed what became the Windows NT kernel. In any
case, given that Microsoft already have one of their own, there is absolutely
no reason for them to change.
Apple didn't have a kernel capable of preemptive multi-tasking, as I recall,
so they developed a derivative of 4.4 BSD and then used technologies from
NextStep for the GUI.
So as far as I know there's no parallel at all here.
I'm thinking about a Android Media Player to use as a HTPC (and to
bring Android to my TV).
There are various devices on Deal Extreme, from HDMI/USB sticks
costing about $50-$60 to more STB-like devices with remotes for about
$130. Many of them (Like the Mele A1000/A2000 (which seem to be pretty
popular) use the Allwinner A10 CPU (single core Cortex-A8) while some
of the higher end ones use dual-core Cortex-A9 CPUs.
Some run Gingerbread, many run ICS and some newer ones are even
running Jellybean (4.1).
My question is, has anyone used any of these? Are they any good? I
know XBMC now has a (in development) Android port, is it usable? Is
Android usable with just a traditional remote as its input method?
Or should I just wait for something solid, like Ouya, to show up?
Alternatively, does anyone use the Roku/Netflix+ combo here in Australia?
On Fri, 16 Nov 2012, Someone <info(a)ameri.me> wrote:
> Of course, the Enlightened!
Please reply to the list and address the issue of why the possibly mind-
controlling team is a better fit than the Resistance given the way we oppose MS
Note that I don't have strong feelings either way, but we need to make a
decision on this if we are to be on the same team.
It seems that Google have designed this to have the difference between the
teams be fairly ambiguous.
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