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    Artem Tashkinov

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  1. Review - Microsoft Windows 10 (x86)

    Technical Preview Build 10041 (Mar 26, 2015)

    A crap OS lacking any direction. Amusingly it feels worse than much hated Windows 8: there are several UI styles thrown in without any consideration. What where and how are almost a pop quiz.

    There's no way Microsoft will release something edible in Q3, 2015. It's gonna be a failure, it will be hated even more than Windows 8 back then.

  2. Review - Microsoft Windows 10 (x64)

    Technical Preview Build 10041 (Mar 26, 2015)

    A crap OS lacking any direction. Amusingly it feels worse than much hated Windows 8: there are several UI styles thrown in without any consideration. What where and how are almost a pop quiz.

    There's no way Microsoft will release something edible in Q3, 2015. It's gonna be a failure, it will be hated even more than Windows 8 back then.

  3. Review - Geekbench for Windows

    3.3.2 (Mar 18, 2015)

    This benchmark is useless and worthless at the same time. Most its benches fit in the CPU cache, thus it has zero relevance in regard to heavy real world applications (web browsers, spreadsheets, authoring, video encoding, rendering, etc.)

    It also disproportionally favors AES/SHA acceleration while there are very few such real world applications - so for most people these results don't mean anything at all.

    In short Geekbench results can be safely neglected and dismissed as they don't represent anything worldly.

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    Here's what Linus Torvalds says himself:

    Wilco, geekbench has apparently replaced dhrystone as your favourite useless benchmark.

    Geekbench is SH*T.

    It actually seems to have gotten worse with version 3, which you should be aware of. On ARM64, that SHA1 performance is hardware-assisted. I don't know if SHA2 is too, but Aarch64 does apparently do SHA256 in the crypto unit, so it might be fully or partially so.

    And on both ARM and x86, the AES numbers are similarly just about the crypto unit.

    So basically a quarter to a third of the "integer" workloads are just utter BS. They are not comparable across architectures due to the crypto units, and even within one architecture the numbers just don't mean much of anything.

    And quite frankly, it's not even just the crypto ones. Looking at the other GB3 "benchmarks", they are mainly small kernels: not really much different from dhrystone. I suspect most of them have a code footprint that basically fits in a L1I cache.

  4. Review - Drupal

    8.00 Beta 3 (Nov 13, 2014)

    "does this CMS have any advantages over wordpress?"

    You must be joking.

    This website is built on top of Drupal: http://www.whitehouse.gov/

    Drupal is a real CMS, unlike Workpress which was created as a blogging platform.

  5. Review - Wine

    1.7.28 Development (Oct 4, 2014)

    Wine development has almost completely stalled recently. Sigh. :(

  6. Comment - This IE9 graph speaks for itself (in 93 languages)

    1.7.28 Development (May 26, 2011 - 9:17 AM)

    IE9 is a nice and fast browser, alas it doesn't have a built-in or even official adblock extension. The most famous free extension is Simple Adblock for IE (which I install on people's computers) hides ads _after_ downloading them and it's not fully compatible with Firefox Adblock+ filtersets.

    Its second most important problem is that most malware writers target it, however monthly Microsoft updates are absolutely not enough to keep you safe (even if you have an AV solution installed).

  7. Comment - USB Immunizer: Last defense against auto-run malware?

    1.7.28 Development (Apr 29, 2011 - 3:22 PM)

    Windows XP, Vista and 7 now all include an update which completely disables autorun abilities for removable devices/storage (except for CD/DVD/BD disks).

    I don't see why anyone needs this software.

  8. Comment - Technology's most blatant design copycats

    1.7.28 Development (Apr 1, 2011 - 4:46 PM)

    The same doesn't mean they actually copied one another's interface. Tabbed interface is very handy (no one has come with anything better) and all browsers are meant to browse the Web.

    Following your logic all text editors (not office suites) have almost the same interface. Why? Because they are all meant to edit text.

  9. Comment - Apple's future without Steve Jobs won't be as bright

    1.7.28 Development (Jan 18, 2011 - 3:03 AM)

    Steve Jobs didn't himself create iPhone, iPads and all other devices Appled is famous for. He approved and directed his designers and engineers efforts in creating devices which conquered the market.

    And no, I don't think he's irreplaceable. Don't make God out of him.

  10. Comment - Skype experiences global outage

    1.7.28 Development (Dec 23, 2010 - 8:05 AM)

    All the talk about 'supernodes' seems like a total BS for me.

    It seems like they have a totally different major problem which they cannot for some reasons reveal.