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Old 28th Jan 2014, 09:49   #1
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Microsoft joins Open Compute Project

OCP gets high-efficiency Windows server plans.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/20...open-compute/1
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 17:05   #2
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Windows and the word efficiency in the same sentence that is rich.
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 20:33   #3
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 21:10   #4
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Windows and the word efficiency in the same sentence that is rich.
The price you pay for backward compatibility across millions of different configurations of PC.

If you want an OS with the snug fit of a bespoke tailored suit, buy an Apple Mac.
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 21:47   #5
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Windows doesn't run in Microsoft's cloud. Well, not yet anyway.
I thought you could create windows VMs on Azure?
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Microsoft's Server business is apparently doing brilliantly. I was speaking to someone who works on tracking the success of their server department and he was saying, somewhat unusually, their server software and architecture is apparently pretty world class. Makes something of a change!
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Windows and the word efficiency in the same sentence that is rich.
windows server is quite efficient honestly starting with the kernel revamp of 2008, a bare core server installation operates quite well, moreover with 2012, a properly built linux kernel is still better of course, but it is not way off.
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Windows doesn't run in Microsoft's cloud. Well, not yet anyway.
was this suppose to be sarcasm? or the over 20 Windows Virtual Machines we have on Azure running on magic fairy dust?
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Agree with Nex on the general statement, but maybe their Office team could get some tips
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Well, yeah, Office is a nice example of organic growth: new stuff gets bolted onto old stuff as things move along. A bit like evolution. Office could do with a total rewrite from the ground up, but chances are that will break backward file compatibility (its file structure makes no sense whatsoever) and users will start bleating again.
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Well, yeah, Office is a nice example of organic growth: new stuff gets bolted onto old stuff as things move along. A bit like evolution. Office could do with a total rewrite from the ground up, but chances are that will break backward file compatibility (its file structure makes no sense whatsoever) and users will start bleating again.
You only need backward compatibility for the save/open engine. They changed in 07, they can change now
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Perhaps with Office Gemini we'll get the rewrite (in WinRT) that we're waiting for. Shouldn't be hard to make a parallel desktop GUI version based on the same code.
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