It appears as if Emlyn (the pentacle entity) wrote:
|Anyone who is bored by such discussion, just remember that your future
|wearables/surgical implants may very well run an MS or MS derived OS,
and that Martin Ling <email@example.com> responded:
|At the moment, I do find this quite unlikely. I'm active on some of
|the wearable lists, and have my own construction in progress (minus the
|display, for now).
Ah, yes... The art of the British: understatements. !-)
|The vast majority of efforts in progress are using Linux or other
|unices, since MS systems don't posess the flexibility to move
|to that environment. Which is not to say, of course, that MS could not
|produce software for wearables - but I imagine by the time they take
|any steps in that direction other
The situation with wearables today looks like the hobby computer situation
before the Big Blue started shipping the IBM Personal Computer iron.
WARNING: TEXT BELOW MAY OFFEND OPEN-SOURCE'ICALLY CHALLENGED HUMANS.
Due to the flakiness and moby black magic of the Microsoft/Intel platform,
I prefer to use LINUX for my wearable, where I have full SOURCE CODE available
The Microsoft/Intel may work for the Office robots and the computer gamers,
but a hardware oriented cyborg will have enough struggling with the hardware,
without having to beat their brows bloody against the software as well.
The venerable IBM PC platform (IRQ, I/O addr) still has to be fought,
but at least the operating system software does not get in the way as much.
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