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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    Is this thread going anywhere the last one didn't?
    There's a point in GD threads which come to a slow crawl. I wish I had an equation for such an event.

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    You should recheck your semantic analysis.

    Windows runs on x86 and amd64 -> 2 architectures. (Win NT up to version 4 ran on the Alpha, too. And isn't there a version for IA-64?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    You should recheck your semantic analysis.

    Windows runs on x86 and amd64 -> 2 architectures. (Win NT up to version 4 ran on the Alpha, too. And isn't there a version for IA-64?)
    Ok sorry for misreading it...
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    Does may mean it does what its not told to.
    Owes could also mean it owes much to the mac community
    Sucks may also mean it sucks in the competition.

    Dunno. I'm on that frame of mind
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    You should recheck your semantic analysis.

    Windows runs on x86 and amd64 -> 2 architectures. (Win NT up to version 4 ran on the Alpha, too. And isn't there a version for IA-64?)
    AMD64 is a superset of X86. IA64 is supported by Windows Server 2003....
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    Quote Originally Posted by indigo0086 View Post
    There's a point in GD threads which come to a slow crawl. I wish I had an equation for such an event.
    I just don't see what's so wrong about having a quiet, pleasant as it has been so far, and pointless conversation. Who knows, maybe something good comes out of it. If not, it served to spend some time.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    You should recheck your semantic analysis.

    Windows runs on x86 and amd64 -> 2 architectures. (Win NT up to version 4 ran on the Alpha, too. And isn't there a version for IA-64?)
    Lets not forget ARM, and several dozen other targets that run versions of XP Embedded, CE etc.

    When you need a feature rich OS that can handle 99&#37; of what your application needs to do with API calls, go with windows.

    When you need an OS that doesnt do anything (not meant perjoratively) go with linux.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    If you want an operating system where everything is handled in a graphical user interface, go with Windows.
    If you love command lines and prefer to do all your work via command lines and manually edit configuration files and such, go with linux.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    You could download linux tools for windows like grep, sed, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    You should recheck your semantic analysis.

    Windows runs on x86 and amd64 -> 2 architectures. (Win NT up to version 4 ran on the Alpha, too. And isn't there a version for IA-64?)
    We have customers running Windows on AS/400 machines under Intel emulation...

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    Hmm... ok. But that's cheating. Lets stick to actual platforms


    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    If you love command lines and prefer to do all your work via command lines and manually edit configuration files and such, go with linux.
    No. You don't need to do all your work from a command line in linux. Sorry. And you don't need to manually edit configuration files either.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vart View Post
    You should recheck...
    It is Pro version that is limited to 2 cores...
    Data Center is able to work on 64 Core system
    huh? that'd be 64 cores of the same architecure. I'm talking about 40+ different chip types, x86, x86-64, PPC, IA-32, SPARC, S/390, etc....


    edit: holy crap, didn't see the entire next page of posts that already addressed this issue in the five minutes I was gone to heat up my soup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    No. You don't need to do all your work from a command line in linux. Sorry. And you don't need to manually edit configuration files either.
    Not to say always. But if you love that stuff, then linux is probably for you.
    It really seems that the motto of linux apps is "command line required, gui optional" and "command line must work 100%, gui can be buggy".

    This is just from what I've seen, though, so it may not be the entire picture...
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    This is just from what I've seen, though, so it may not be the entire picture...
    I wouldn't even know where to start. So I'm leaving at that.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Not to say always. But if you love that stuff, then linux is probably for you.
    Linux is for anyone with a sincere thirst for learning. The OS really does benefit from a community that wants to and has the resources to understand their OS completely. Books and people really do help others become literate linux users. Yes, if you ask a question on a guru board, you might get a script as an answer - people will reach for sudo and stuff instead of resorting to the GUI. But that doesn't mean that the shell excludes people.
    Last edited by whiteflags; 04-03-2008 at 01:18 PM.

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