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It's close, but the wording is such that it portrays Windows' only serious downside as a server OS is its licensing model... It doesn't mention that it's a massive resource hog, or that modern legal versions have forced updates that are notorious for breaking things, or that Microsoft's official support is anywhere near as helpful as a simple Google search, or that Windows is currently the only server OS that can't run constantly for a year without significant performance degradation and massive file fragmentation. There are so many things that the article deliberately avoids talking about concerning the downsides of the Microsoft OSes that it's an obvious plug for their partner company.

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Bit off topic, but does anyone know why Segment Descriptor BASE field is split into three parts. Cleaner HEX?

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Bit off topic, but does anyone know why Segment Descriptor BASE field is split into three parts. Cleaner HEX?

Which bit depth are you talking about? Seg Descriptors have 8-32 bit sizes.

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The book I'm reading shows it as 64 bit. Which is a not confusing because it refers to 80 x 86 processors which are 32bit.

 

Then on a wiki site shows a similar diagram, but refers to it as a G/LDT. It's my understanding that DTs just store set descriptors... So confused hahaha

 

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Yeah, something looks weird about that diagram... That almost looks like a software descriptor, and not a hardware one. (for indirect processing, like in a VM or other emulator of some sort)

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On 1/16/2017 at 4:59 PM, testman said:

From what I see, Linux is getting more and more popular, so we are on a good track.

Also number of games for Linux is growing quite fast.

It's nice to see AF community discuss this topic.

Holy shit, I had no idea what was yet to come.
Proton, Lutris, D9VK being merged into DXVK, a LOT of native games, many system-level improvements to game performace, etc.
TImes are insanely good for us pengiuns.

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Being full time Linux user keeps becoming easier and convenient. I could say the same thing year ago, and this year is even better comparing to the last one.

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