ummm you get a 40mb footprint on XP?? That's impossible! The mandatory services amount to atleast 300 mb!Essinivleevlelo said:400 - 450 MB memory footprint is a joke.LiquidBoy said:*snip*
That's ten (10) times my XP.
Umm your avatar speaks alot about you TROLLLLLLLLLLL !
Honestly, I have been using the CTP version of Windows 7 for the last week. On 2 sepeparate 6 year old machines this new Windows 7 works amazingly fast and is so performant . (and its only a CTP so alot of improvement to come)
Machine 1 - 7 year old HP Desktop 1.8 GHz 1 GB ram Intel graphics card
- boots under 15 seconds
- memory footprint 400Mb
Machine 2 - 6 year old Sony Vaio Laptop 1.86 GHz 2 GB ram Intel graphics card
- boots around 16 seconds
- memory footprint 450Mb
This greatly reved OS is blindingly quick ... these two systems were never able to previously run VISTA, Vista would refuse to work on them....
And don't get me started on the UI, Im in love with it cause from first hand usage of the new system I definetely feel that im more productive. It really is how Vista should have been when it went out 2 years ago.
GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE COMMENTING, YOUR COMMENTS MAKE YOU SOUND STUPID CAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVENT EVEN TRIED OUT THE NEW OS!
Seems like IBM are seeing the RIA space as something they want to be part of, rightfully so as its a massive industry that just continues to grow and grow.
Its going to be a while, if ever, till BlueSpruce comes close to competing with Silverlight / Flex . Good luck IBM your going to need it big time!
jamie said:LiquidBoy said:*snip*
1 dollar on google/ apple rising at ms expence - mesh? azure? zune?
*although win7 could still be a game changer... tomorrow
There is no way it will fail, Azure will underpin all of MS's online applications. It will succeed no matter what! Revenue will be channeled into it by sheer association to there flagship products.
The new applications that are built ontop of it from partners and developers are a value add. Me personally I would move all my servers and websites to Azure in an instant (I need to get my hands on CTP bits first).
ps. Alot of the millions of .net developers out there will be enticed to deploy there asp.net/web applications to Azure purely because all you need to do is click a couple of buttons. You get a huge amount of space and bandwidth for free upfront, and if what you build grows then chances are it will make money after which you'll probably need to start paying for using Azure.
No .... MS have a good thing going here... Alot of MS developers will find it very inviting!
If you take the time to understand what Azure is then you'll realize what your saying is a load of crock! Azure completes the story for an OS in the cloud. What it accomplishes is to create an OS in the cloud for us developers and enterprises to build solutions on. Much like windows did for desktops, Azure will do for the cloud!
As a developer that builds web applications all we need to now do is build our application and then click a button (minor configuration) and it scales to the web. We don't need to worry about setting up several web servers, and appserver, a database server, scalling, load balancing, etc Azure is the kernel OS that will manage all this for us. Ofcourse we have full control of the config parameters if we so choose BUT it takes alot of the pain of building scalable cloud applications away.
Building a Twitter or Digg on Azure is now dead simple!
As for the argument of too many flavours of OS's, Window's 7 will go along ways to fix that problem BUT the truth is trying to create a single flavour of OS for everyone is just impossible. A device OS is completely different to a Desktop OS which is completely different to a Server OS, you can't expect to have one flavour of OS that will equally do justice to all 3 different scenarios.
Shining Arcanine said:Upon reading the article, I thought to myself "heaven help us all".
The Article said:*snip*
Lets just wait to see what is announced OFFICIALLY at PDC.
Go Balmer go, you good thing!
Despite all the douchebags that judge him cause he's been prematurely balding since leaving uni, he's a brillant guy that is passionate about MS... By silencing him your really silencing all passionate MS lovers, like me! SO LEAVE HIM ALONE!
I believe what your talking about are "media markers". In encoder you have the ability to manually define markers in your media. These markers are points in time of your video. In the right panel of encoder there is a section called "media markers" (not 100% sure what its called)
Optionally you can import these media markers from a file, it's just a xml based list of elements of a specific format. Search for "encoder media markers" and you should find out everything you need to know about how to create them
These markers contain a time and a data field. That data field can contain text like in a subtitles type of scenario
In silveright when you play a media file that has these media markers there is an event on the mediaelement, the thing that is playing your media, where you can listen for these media markers. Basically when a marker is reached this event is fired and you can do something like show the data associated to that marker..
Just do a "Silverlight Media Marker" search to get more info and there are great samples out there!
I've got an event comming up where im talking to a developer/designer community and I'm currently working out the contents of my session. This question goes towards helping me come up with my session contents, so your answers would be much appreciated
These 3 question should only take 2 mins to answer total....
Q: In the new world of Silverlight/WPF there is a strong need for good designers. Would you as a developer, forgeting the fact that you may think you don't have a single artistic bone in your body, would you consider trying to pick up design skills? If not are you 100% committed to staying pure developer?
Q: Would you find articles/videos/tutorials of specific designer focused topics valuable eg. learn how to create a glass button, eg. creating a shadow without using bitmap effects
Q: Rate out of 10 the importance you place on a beautiful looking User Interface and functionaly well conceived User Experience.
To those that answer, a million thankyous!