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Emulation vs Virtualization, the duel

We can argue for hours about the pros and cons of emulation and virtualization, but in the end, nothing can replace a real benchmark. Thus, I tried to run Lands of Lore on Windows Vista using both DOSBox and Virtual PC...

Not as identical as it seems... 
Not as identical as it seems…

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Emulation vs Virtualization

For years, developers thought their programs would always run on newer platforms, with the desperate hope that Intel and Microsoft would build their new components and operating systems based on the previous ones, with full retro-compatibility. They were wrong. Whether retro-compatibility is a good or bad thing is an extensive topic. Dropping it is a good way to enforce good habits among developers and end-users. But these people may not want to have their habits enforced by an external company, even if it is the platform provider. This is an endless debate we can have, and will probably have on this blog… someday.

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The little user-interface oddities of Mozilla applications

For roughly one week, I have switched from IE7 to Firefox… the reason is mainly for extensions and because as a geek, it makes sense to get a geeky and over-customizable browser, but that’s not the point… so I’m still tweaking a bit my profile and adjusting things to make the browser suit my tastes and preferences.

One thing that I don’t like in software is when it keeps asking you to answer the same question every time you do something and you always click the same button. The world would be a much better place if every message box had a tick box with the “Don’t ask me again” option, which is happily the case in Firefox.

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