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Old April 30, 2010, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by m1dget View Post
And if I can push a bit more, they are one of the reason we are about 5-10 years behind in 'computers'. Heck we still have a (*@#&$ 8 BIT CHIP IN OUR COMPUTER IN 2010 (the bios). WTF! And x86-64 makers still have to support 32 and 16 bits instruction, which should have died in the 90s and the mid 80s respectively. low level programmers still have to cope with a zillion of opcodes and it's a real bitch to work with considering we have awesome complex architecture like sparc64 with simple instructions.
Windows has had native EFI support since 2006. We are still using the BIOS because of motherboard manufacturers, not because of Microsoft. 16-bit software is also effectively dead. 64-bit versions of Windows do not support it, and there is no active support in 32-bit versions aside from whatever compatibility already exists. In any case, there are still plenty of POS systems that rely on 16-bit software, and the hundreds of businesses using them aren't just going to upgrade to state of the art hardware out of the blue if there's no financial incentive for them to do so. If it isn't broken, why fix it?
Originally Posted by m1dget View Post
e) I understood half of what you said for GUI, but what is the goal of a GUI? Simplicity.
Simplicity, but not at the expense of functionality. OSX definitely does not win in that respect.
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