but the disadvantage is that you have to download the software
Of course, Microsoft is coming up with its own version, named "Virtual Earth", and MS claims that when it is out, you don't need to download anything.
You have heard of supercomputers being launched. You know they are faster than the fastest.
But which one is the fastest of them all? IBM’s Blue Gene
Where is it? The fastest supercomputer is installed at DOE’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore
I was thinking of the recent Apple initiative to use Intel chips instead of PPC chips.
and I was also thinking that this may imply that =>
Normal windows users can install Mac OS in future.
Coincidentally, I opened Google News and found this [today]: http://www.geekcoffee.net/archives/2005/06/dell_wants_some.html
Allowing Mac OS to be installed may mean that Windows users can get an Apple experience without getting a new set of hardware, and means that the market share of Mac OS may increase, considering that it is also cheaper than Windows OS.
A search on Amazon.co.uk show that Windows XP Home Edition with SP2 costs £179.99, while Mac 10.4 (Tiger) costs only £74.99.
So.... Linux, Mac, Windows on the same machine running Intel chip? A possibility?
REDMOND, Wash.--The random chatter of several hundred Microsoft engineers filled the cavernous executive briefing center recently at the company's sprawling campus outside Seattle.
Within minutes after their meeting was convened, however, the hall became hushed. Hackers had successfully lured a Windows laptop onto a malicious wireless network.
Matt Thomlinson, whose job it is to help make Microsoft engineers create more secure code, noticed that some of the engineers were turning red, becoming obviously angry at the demo hacking incident. Yet as painful as the lesson was, he was glad to see the crowd of engineers taking things personally.
Thomlinson frequently makes similar entreaties to the engineers on the need for secure code, but he said his own lectures don't have the same effect. "It kind of hits people up here," Thomlinson said, pointing to his head. "Things are different when a group of programmers watches their actual code exploited. It kind of hits people in the gut."