Protip: Bill Gates didn't create the OS, he bought it then licensed it to IBM
>he bought it
He got a copy of CP/M and hired some developers to make something as equal as possible to it.
Yes, it's how Microsoft won, and while MS-DOS was an okay DOS-variant, it was still an illegal ripoff.
>He got a copy of CP/M and hired some developers to make something as equal as possible to it.
No. He bought it.
MS-DOS was a renamed form of 86-DOS – owned by Seattle Computer Products, written by Tim Paterson. Development of 86-DOS took only six weeks, as it was basically a clone of Digital Research's CP/M (for 8080/Z80 processors), ported to run on 8086 processors and with two notable differences compared to CP/M; an improved disk sector buffering logic and the introduction of FAT12 instead of the CP/M filesystem. This first version was shipped in August 1980. Microsoft, which needed an operating system for the IBM Personal Computer hired Tim Paterson in May 1981 and bought 86-DOS 1.10 for $75,000 in July of the same year. Microsoft kept the version number, but renamed it MS-DOS. They also licensed MS-DOS 1.10/1.14 to IBM, who, in August 1981, offered it as PC DOS 1.0 as one of three operating systems for the IBM 5150, or the IBM PC.
So now that Microsoft has fucked every Onedrive user in the ass, what alternatives do we have to sync stuff between computers with ease?
>inb4 hurr cloud = NSA
How is it possible in 2016 that wireless connections would simply stop working on Arch from one day to the next, without any updates being applied, no hardware failure (works fine on Windows 10) and nothing being installed whatsoever.
What the fuck?
Also, which distro should I run to? I love the packaging and update system on Arch, and how lightweight I can have my system (no recommended bloat as in Ubuntu/Debian).
But I absolutely hate the fact that it craps out randomly and just stops working for no reason.
Unfortunately these kind of things happen when you use "bleeding edge" software. Shit just breaks with no explanation because it's buggy.
>Debian is bloated
If you say so. I run Lubuntu and use about 300MB RAM while idle, 850MB RAM while web browsing. Not as low as Arch, but I certainly wouldn't call it "bloated"
Fug it, I'll start.
Is there something wrong with my eyes or ricer desktop garbage is now banned on this board?
Did we actually get proper moderation this time?
What about shitty consumer garbage generals?
Will they be gone as well?
Screenfetch thread. Doesn't matter if it's just the terminal window, your desktop, or even a photo of your battle station, it just has to have screenfetch in it.
>6. The quality of posts is extremely important to this community. Contributors are encouraged to provide high-quality images and informative comments.
I want to make usb stick that starts to copy files from windows PC instantly when I plug it in.
Preferrably only predetermined file types such as jpg and png.
How can I do this?
What is the best e-mail service?
>Nvidiots on suicide watch
>18% market share
Now pick one
>inb4 consoles run on AMDs
Even if Pascal comes out without any DX12 support it will mean nothing, because Nvidia will simply push devs into not using DX12 at all.
What Linux are you running?
>want to get computer to do thing to other thing
>rub a bar of soap attached to your computer via wire on the desk
>push button to "click" on menu button on screen
>rub down soap again
>"click" on thing you want your computer to do
>take hands off mouse
>type up the thing to which you want the computer...
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>want to get (you)s so i have purpose in life
>pretty I'm a super smart guy that only uses command line
>make shit thread
How much trouble would I be in if I unknowingly buy an Engineering Sample Intel Processor?
They just take it back or threaten to take you to court if you refuse to return it. Since all ESs belong to Intel, it's easy to prove and the court would order you to return it. Say you have it locked in an impregnable safe, you refuse to give it up. They find you in contempt of a court order and you go to prison.
Though generally nothing happens
Thinking about getting a pager. Which ones are /g/ approved?
I started the basic tutorials for Python yesterday, and so far using it has been surprisingly fun.
What is /g/ coding in Python?
I'm trying to figure out if this picture is real. It looks like they've installed Windows 7 on their iPad.
>tfw Linus killed the used market
I've never hated anyone so much before this. Fuck him and his scrapyard wars.