10 Technologies We Were Promised But Never Got

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  1. Posts : 6,885
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
       #21

    madtownidiot said:
    Zidane24 said:
    Read my post above...that will explain it
    there's nothing old or unique about my laptop. except for the memory and the HDD, everything in it came that way from the factory about 6 months ago
    Ubuntu still refuses to acknowledge my wifi on my *BRAND NEW* laptop, and my Wireless-N network adapter on my desktop.
    Fedora also refuses the Adapter, though it works on my laptop.

    So no, there is NOT A SINGLE OS that will do that perfectly, it is all about the drivers that the manufaturers have to make for Windows. And the major problem with Linux is that the hardware that does not already work does not have a driver. Companies RARELY make drivers for Linux becuase there is no money in it. All the drivers for Linux have been reverse compiled from already made drivers.

    ~Lordbob
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  2. Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Professional x86
       #22

    That's correct... Linux have major problems with Wifi...

    Try to use linux (I tried Puppy) over a WDS network....
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  3. Posts : 535
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
       #23

    flying car hits markets in 2010, preorders already are made and the tech exists.

    safe cigs exist too....
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  4. Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Professional x86
       #24

    Cloud, do you have the news about hitting markets in 2010?

    Because we know they already exists, but for normal use?
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  5.    #25

    Lordbob75 said:
    Ubuntu still refuses to acknowledge my wifi on my *BRAND NEW* laptop, and my Wireless-N network adapter on my desktop.
    Fedora also refuses the Adapter, though it works on my laptop.

    So no, there is NOT A SINGLE OS that will do that perfectly, it is all about the drivers that the manufaturers have to make for Windows. And the major problem with Linux is that the hardware that does not already work does not have a driver. Companies RARELY make drivers for Linux becuase there is no money in it. All the drivers for Linux have been reverse compiled from already made drivers.

    ~Lordbob
    Actually the biggest problem with hardware compatibility with any OS is in the manufacturerwho refuse to release source code for drivers to the open market and in microsoft's refusal to release it's source code to manufacturers. If nobody knows exactly how something works, it's a lot more difficult to figure out how to get it to connect.
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  6. Posts : 6,885
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
       #26

    madtownidiot said:
    Lordbob75 said:
    Ubuntu still refuses to acknowledge my wifi on my *BRAND NEW* laptop, and my Wireless-N network adapter on my desktop.
    Fedora also refuses the Adapter, though it works on my laptop.

    So no, there is NOT A SINGLE OS that will do that perfectly, it is all about the drivers that the manufaturers have to make for Windows. And the major problem with Linux is that the hardware that does not already work does not have a driver. Companies RARELY make drivers for Linux becuase there is no money in it. All the drivers for Linux have been reverse compiled from already made drivers.

    ~Lordbob
    Actually the biggest problem with hardware compatibility with any OS is in the manufacturerwho refuse to release source code for drivers to the open market and in microsoft's refusal to release it's source code to manufacturers. If nobody knows exactly how something works, it's a lot more difficult to figure out how to get it to connect.
    Exactly.

    ~Lordbob
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  7. Posts : 5,941
    Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
       #27

    Hi there

    1) Food Pill etc -- ever heard of "Quorn" - revolting stuff meant to taste like "Meat" but can be grown (?) or manufactured from Biomass.

    2) self parking car -- a number of vehicles have decent "sensors" on them when parking - nearly there.

    A prototype electric car is going to have fully 360 deg steerable wheels which should make parking easier - although manoeuvrability would be a bit like a Supermarket Trolley -- to mathematics puzzle solvers -- try and work out the equations of motion of a Supermarket trolley -- not easy as all 4 wheels have independent motion.

    Keep you busy over thae Xmas Holiday period.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. Posts : 535
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
       #28

    netomx said:
    Cloud, do you have the news about hitting markets in 2010?

    Because we know they already exists, but for normal use?
    yeah, its going into mass production a little later, check out the mollar.
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  9. Posts : 12,364
    8 Pro x64
       #29

    http://www.moller.com/

    It'll never take off...
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  10. Posts : 5,807
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
       #30

    smarteyeball said:
    http://www.moller.com/

    It'll never take off...
    You never know...technology is very funny like that...

    The impossible is always possible
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