Re: [dwm] OT: software follows the inverse of Moore's law

From: Antoni Grzymala <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 10:18:33 +0200

Tako rzecze Anselm R. Garbe (w e-mailu datowanym 2007-06-05, 17:00):

> However, assume the Mac OS software from mid 80s would run on
> that AMD X2. I once run a car racing game designed for the
> timing of a 80286 on a Pentium1, and it performed like hell - so
> it was unusable ;)

Hey, this is obviously a very basic question of tying (the timing of) a
program to single spec'd hardware platform. This should not happen on
most sensibly written software even from the olden days.

Still, I don't think I'm running much bloatware (or is the linux kernel
bloated?) and for reasons unexplained my computer still boots a hefty
number of seconds. The X subsystem loads and loads, the LCD get black,
grey, blanked, turned off, turned on, then I can see the default X
background... Terrible.


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