Saturday, October 5, 2013

Is Apple all set to drop Intel for their laptop and desktop processors?

ARM Architecture

Almost a year ago, it was rumoured that Apple was looking for alternatives for the Intel processors for their MacBook and iMac. Like everyone else, who rubbished the story last year, I decided to ignore such a possibility.

But if history is to be believed, a company like Apple always has its alternatives planned. Like the time when they were developing everything to run on their PowerPC and the Intel x86 platforms at the same time, as a "just-in-case" to be processor or platform independent.

The recent 64-bit A7 chip, unveiled by Apple for their iPhone 5s proves that they could be looking for a serious alternative to replace Intel some time in the future. So far no one has really found traces of such a possibility in Apple's software.

I still think and hope that this is not true. Intel based Macs have made lives simpler for the developers and users alike. I mean we're finally seeing lots of games being developed for OS X because of this.

Apple being a patient and thorough company, which spent 5 years in making sure that Intel processors could be used for their machines, surely has a just in case scenario planned for their ARM chips, which have very low power consumption and still give decent performance. But will that truly be a step forward?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Indians - Nationalists and Patriots

At the dinner table, the other night, I had an interesting discussion with my younger brother about two words, separated only by a thin line. Patriotism and Nationalism. The reason for this discussion is a different story.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Nerdy Sexual Harassment

As it turns out one of my nerdy friends was scolded by a colleague for getting too personal with a lady co-worker at work. I and another friend had theories about what he must have asked. Some of them are listed below:


Friday, December 26, 2008

Why are we not using Linux?

When we have free will, why not use a free operating system?

Hello everyone!

It has been a while since I have written here but I promise to be regular from now on. Something that has been disturbing me since quite some time is - Why are we not using Linux? Considering the advantages for geeks as well as non-geeks, Linux should be at a preference over the traditionally popular propreitary operating systems.

I personally have been a Linux user since quite some time now, even though I was not comfortable with the command line interface. I used KDE then and use GNOME now. Most people are still living in the misconception that Linux simply means a command driven shell. This is absolutely wrong! Linux is not even that. Linux, technically speaking is the kernel. The core. You cannot see Linux at work. What you see is only an interface, command line or GUI. A user is not meant to see the operating system anyways. He only sees Applications.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Milk V/s Beer

What do you think?

[caption id="attachment_144" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Which is better?"]Which is better?[/caption]

Monday, December 22, 2008

Funny pic - Floppies as coasters!

Ironical, isn't it. Something we payed a lot for in the past is a coaster today. Just like people buying a treadmill, which becomes a sort of stand to dry clothes on.

This is a pic from our office. Floppies actually make for the best coasters.

The world is weird, so are the flash-drives!

This is the weirdest flash drive ever! My question - "Are you gonna eat that?"

I am just laughing my ass off!