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Windows 7: 10 Technologies We Were Promised But Never Got

16 Dec 2009   #21
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
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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16 Dec 2009   #22
netomx

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

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

Try to use linux (I tried Puppy) over a WDS network....
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17 Dec 2009   #23
cloud8521

 

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

safe cigs exist too....
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17 Dec 2009   #24
netomx

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

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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17 Dec 2009   #25
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
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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17 Dec 2009   #26
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
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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18 Dec 2009   #27
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

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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19 Dec 2009   #28
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netomx View Post
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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19 Dec 2009   #29
smarteyeball

 
 

http://www.moller.com/

It'll never take off...
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19 Dec 2009   #30
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
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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