Transparent aluminium is transient.
I thought NT4 separated the two layers as well.
You perceive that they're mixed, though, because various gui-related function calls are found within the kernel.dll... which isn't really the kernel, per se, but something that seems to do many things that you'd want to do with a kernel (by making those calls to the kernel for you).
I can't speak as much about OS/2, although I always liked that OS better.
I just had to deal with NT-derived OSes far more, and learned a bit about it while working with some code related to device drivers for the OS.
And I could be missing something. I just don't recall that there was muc hof anything GUI-related in the kernel for NT-derived OSes (Win9x, maybe, but not NT-derived). I'd have to do some digging, and I'm not sure I have all the books I had before related to that area of the OS.
nah, NT4 made it worse. Back in NT 3/3.51 days, the GUI layer was in userland. They went and put the whole stack from driver through GDI in the kernel for NT4 if I'm not mistaken. This persisted until XP. Vista finally took it back out when they figured out how to do it with something approaching the performance they were looking for.
nah, NT4 made it worse. Back in NT 3/3.51 days, the GUI layer was in
userland. They went and put the whole stack from driver through GDI in
Yeah, that's what it was 3.51 was the good one and it went all downhill from there.
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I need to do some development in oracle, and was looking for something free to play with.
Their website makes it seem like they rename all their products every version.
we're all individuals! - Me not!
well. you get it for free, but it ain't free? Nobody whiping your ass for free? tell me more.
And... Once you caried truckloads of money to oracle to get their database, letting them educate you how to use it is about twice as expensive. And neither anybody from oracle will show up and get shit up and running as that article may sugest.
I go through quite a few of these.
So now I'm wondering if there's a (relatively cheap) wireless headset for my cordless phone. Seems kinda stupid, but I keep breaking them by getting the wire caught on something.
Anybody have any recomennded brands/models?
Motorola makes a stereo bluetooth headset that you may use for listening to music, or for talking on the phone. I think it's called the Rokr. It's about $100.
The headset is wired to the cordless phone so you can put the phone on your belt and walk around hands free talking.
The cord is long and inevitably gets wrapped around something so when I get up, it yanks on the cord and either breaks the jack recepticle in the phone or the headset itself. This time the headset ate it.
Bluetooth won't help me this, isn't for cell phones. I actually have a bluetooth earpiece and I don't like it very much. That and I don't want to burn very expensive cell minutes if I can use my free landline.
It works fine but when you turn it on it instantly starts making this high/low octave alarm and doesn't stop.
Thankfully I found the problem. There was this piezo electric buzzer soldered on the board. Now that I've broken that, everything is functioning normally.
Stupid and simple idea.
How about you just thread the cord down the inside of your shirt next time.
Hrm... my land-line phone also uses bluetooth (it's an AT&T phone).