__/ [ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ] on Thursday 11 May 2006 17:19 \__
> "Shoving everything out to make it on time...
> "THERE ARE MANY unhappy people in the industry right now. Unhappy
> engineers that work in R&D departments of various network solution
> companies. Why? Well, 'rushing out the door' why. That sort of 'why'.
> "While software vendors are worried that Windows Vista will blow
> everybody away with its security features, paid version of AntiSpyware
> and AntiVirus software and the like, the truth is that all of those
> features will be slow as a dog, since Microsoft decided to do network
> and network security paying little attention to the hardware that
> features those security technologies.
> "Most notably, Intel Bensley and Nvidia Nforce boards feature advanced
> features in the TCP/IP world, most notably TCP/IP offload engines. The
> tech that advanced network companies deploy lowers the CPU usage by a
> factor of about 30%, sometimes even 40% less CPU utilization...). Of
> course, without support for the Offload Engine, CPU power consumption
> stays at very high levels and there you have it - you have to pay for
> both the software and services that will actually raise your power
> bill, since the CPU won't be able to save power by decreasing the clock
> speed such as Cool'n'Quiet, and SpeedStep.
Just to add, OpenGL will be run on top of ActiveX, if I recall correctly.
This means that there will be a performance penalty for OpenGL programs
. Among other editorials I have come across: no proper support for
Palm-powered devices (most Linux-distributions have handheld support and
programs built-in, i.e. 'out of the box'). There are more, I'm sure, but
they just don't spring to mind at the moment. Many companies will be unha-
ppy. Some exceptions here:
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| However, it is not all bad news for smaller security firms, as
| anti-virus vendors are expected to be safe from Microsoft's new security
| applications. Coupled with Microsoft's record for security flaws in
| its software, it is likely that third-party anti-virus vendors will
| still be kept quite busy, as the software giant has a lot of ground to
| make up with consumers.