[geeks] Google announces Google Chrome OS
alaric at metrocast.net
Thu Jul 9 15:12:01 CDT 2009
gsm at mendelson.com wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 03:54:54PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> Because most of the interesting things that the kernel supports MS has
>> either hidden from users or actually not made any effective use of at
>> all, while far too many of the legacy DOS limitations are still hanging
> I think you are confusing "could not comprehend and don't care about"
> with "hidden from".
No, I meant "hidden from". Capabilities that are present, but buried
deep within some abstraction of the OS. Things like, for instance, I
remap my caps-lock keys into an extra left-shift because I hate
accidentally hitting caps lock ... it's a capability built into the
kernel. You can remap any modifier key to any other one, just for starters.
...Provided you know how to calculate the correct bitfield and know
which mostly-undocumented registry key to stuff it into.
Phil Stracchino, CDK#2 DoD#299792458 ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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