I trust nobody will tell me this is not relevant to Microsoft.
"It’s a pretty safe bet that Microsoft will soon be slicing more jobs, especially in its mobile device ranks.
"Don’t be surprised if Microsoft announces layoffs soon as it clears the decks for fiscal year 2016 starting July 1.
"There are already signs of a slim down, but so far it’s been a nip and tuck here and there. On Monday, the company said it is selling its ad placement business to AOL AOL 0.00% , offloading 1,200 positions in that process. And, it is selling off part of Bing’s mapping business (and another 100 positions) to Uber.
"But smart money is that Microsoft MSFT 0.54% will be chopping more jobs, mostly from the mobile phone ranks. The phone business was folded into a new Windows and Devices unit under Terry Myerson in a reorg two weeks ago, with former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop exiting at that time."
Oh, please. The Civil War did happen. States formerly part of the USA did secede. Slavery was indeed practiced in the United States before the war, and indeed in every one of the states at one time or another. The institution of slavery is indeed part of our cultural heritage, inherited from our European forebears many centuries ago, and practiced throughout Europe, Africa and elsewhere for thousands of years before that.
Typical softie shill, trying to cast a debacle in progess as a monster success. Try referring to some more-or-less objective source.
"WWDC 2015 Apple will release version 2.0 of its Swift programming language as open source, with the aim of getting it everywhere.
" "We think Swift is the next big programming language," Apple software engineering veep Craig Federighi said during Monday's keynote address at the annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. "We think Swift should be everywhere and used by everyone."
"To that end, Apple plans to release the source code to the Swift compiler and its standard library, Federighi said.
"Not only that, but there will be a version of the tools available for Linux, in addition to Apple's own OS X and iOS operating systems – and Apple says it would be happy to see Swift adopted elsewhere, too.
" "We think it would be amazing for Swift to be on all your favorite platforms," the firm said in a Monday blog post.
"Apple first unveiled Swift at last year's WWDC. Since then, it has steadily been gaining traction among developers as a replacement for Objective-C, which has been the preferred language for Cupertinian software development since the launch of OS X in 1997.
"Unlike such languages as Java and C#, which execute in virtual machine runtimes, Swift is a systems programming language that compiles to native machine code. In that sense, it is similar to such other modern programming languages as Google's Go and Mozilla's Rust, which in turn owe a debt to such venerable languages as C and C++.
"Until now, however, Swift has been an Apple exclusive having been developed largely by Chris Lattner with contributions from lots of other coders in Cupertino."
Apple management gets it. Does Microsoft management? Increasingly, I suspect the answer is yes.
As always, not a word of truth in what you say.
I'm typing this on a Dell laptop, bought through Dell's web site last November, running Linux factory-installed.
LOL you're as stupid as the Wallybot. You can't get your head around the concept of a quotation.
Sounds like change is in the air. But for my money, it's too little, too late. I'm already committed to switching to Debian on multiprocessor open hardware. But this is a development worth watching.
"Dell is at it again... selling Linux powered laptops. Jack Wallen explains why and what this means for the Linux desktop operating system. "
Actually, to my knowledge, Dell never stopped selling Linux controlled laptops. Perhaps now they dare be a little more public about it.
I tire of this nonsense. The softie hypotwits have no information to offer, only invective. If I could be hurt by that, I'd have been gone long ago. On the other hand, that sort of thing is one more reason it's pointless to post here.
As best I can recall, I aced the course in quantum mechanics, stupid. I replied to him only because replies to you were blocked.
LOL there you go again. Ironically your loudest squeal is the silent one -- you get my posts deleted, no doubt by whining to Yahoo.
LOL the Wallybot tries to pretend it has knowledge of the matter. The size of a quantum leap has little or nothing to do with the Planck Length (that's Planck, not "Plank") It is usually specified in units of energy, often electron-volts.
So many shill aliases reveal they are all the same "person", by all using the same nickname "wottard", and in other ways. What they really reveal is that I struck a nerve.
Good point, though probably better characterized in energy units, such as "electron volts". People seem to think a "quantum leap" is something huge. Actually it's always something minuscule, though instantaneous.
BTW that's HoloLens (a misnomer, but that's what they call it), not Halo Lens