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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted February 02, 2011 20:45      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Google is a data driven company. Setting up the sting to prove this is just good engineering.

That said .... "Nah, Microsoft steals everything it can, ... just ask Gary Kildall's ghost."

It's a complex story. Gary was arrogant enough to drive IBM into Microsoft's bed. But still, we should all raise a glass to that crazy bastard. He didn't realize you couldn't put full OSes on embedded micro-controllers.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted February 03, 2011 03:13      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ WHY NOT Look at the amount of things that are going into Cell Phones.

____ If the OS was in a ROM, the end user and or hackers from the internet could not spoil your day.

____ There are already SSHDs how about a small one with the OS, and a bigger one for storage?

____ Many people are impatient, they do not see an instant result so they click again, or blow through the warning box, that says that to download and play this version of checkers, we are going to replace your browser.

____ If your firmware (BIOS) supports USB Boot Puppy Linux on a locked thumb drive is way cool.

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted February 03, 2011 08:21      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Cell phones? SSHDs? What?

What does any of that have to do with Google, Bing or any of the results in the JoyPoll? [Confused]

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted February 03, 2011 17:03      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's a complex story. Gary was arrogant enough to drive IBM into Microsoft's bed. But still, we should all raise a glass to that crazy bastard. He didn't realize you couldn't put full OSes on embedded micro-controllers.

____ Other than me has anyone ever used a TI-99/4A computer? If you had the extended basic module, at boot you had the choice of Basic or Extended Basic. Both OSes ran from RAM.

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Benjamin Franklin,

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted February 04, 2011 09:20      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by GrumpySteen:
Cell phones? SSHDs? What?

What does any of that have to do with Google, Bing or any of the results in the JoyPoll? [Confused]

It's in re: ¶ 3 of qf's comment.

And more relevant to the JoT, I tip my hat to the G-folk for catching M$ in the act. It's basically no different than the A-Z folks putting red herring streets on their maps to catch copying. Well done, geeky ladies & gents!

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