[maemo-users] N900 features

From: Peter Flynn peter.flynn at mars.ucc.ie
Date: Sun Dec 13 17:46:37 EET 2009
Laura Conrad wrote:
>>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Flynn <peter.flynn at mars.ucc.ie> writes:
>     Peter> I've never quite understood why, given that only 10 years
>     Peter> ago, my main system was a 64Mb desktop running Red Hat 3 or
>     Peter> something, and WordPerfect for Linux (another monolithic
>     Peter> monster) executed quite usably, if slowly. I would have
>     Peter> thought that in the intervening decade, technology would
>     Peter> have advanced a little more than this.
> It has -- Microsoft Word has invented lots more kinds of bloat than
> they had 10 years ago, so a program that tries to read all possible
> Word documents has to be lots bigger.

Natch :-) But I was really talking about the execution of the program 
per se at any stage, rather than in the state where it has to read 
bloated formats.

> Software never gets faster.  When they make the hardware faster, they
> make the software slower to compensate.

I can, however, still run TeX on my N800 nearly as fast as on my laptop.


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