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Man, he can't get a break when it comes to his health. Hopefully it's nothing serious but if he's taking a leave of absence it's probably something major.
He has what I have. A very serious genetic syndrome. He had a whipple like I had (extremely difficult and very major surgery - kills about 1/3 of the people it's done on). We actually exchanged a couple emails over it about 6 months ago when I emailed him telling him that I had it. I did it while on drugs in the hospital after it and was shocked when he replied. I spent all of 2010 in the hospital because of it and am due for many more major surgeries. I am really surprised he's staying CEO. Life sucks some times.
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Without iOS there would be no Android, Google CEO was on apple's board of directors up until the launch of Android, where they "borrowed" a lot from the iOS and implemented it in their own OS, thus they got "banned" from Apple's board of directors, think of it as Microsoft take two...
It is highly doubtful that Eric Schmidt borrowed any of iOS code. GUIs tend to be develop together borrowing on what works.

Eric stepped down from the board because a number of Google's projects were beginning to conflict with Apple's interests. A executives being members of other company's boards is not uncommon.

There is no conspiracy here.
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Especially one who, along with Woz, has literally changed the future of all Apple Fanboys.
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Hope he's not too ill. Many don't like his business practices, but one should never wish ill health on another.
this.

this could be bad news for the company.
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Wow. Didn't Apple stocks dive the last time he had questions about his health come up? Not supporting the one man is a company idea but it does seem like he's made it that way. Who the heck would replace him?
     
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post #36 of 73
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When x86 processors and their operating systems were stuck at tacking on 360KB to the 640KB ram addressing barrier (thus Billy's famous quote)...
x86 processors used segment registers to break the 64kB barrier inherent in 8-bit processing, and allow for a full 1MB of memory to be accessed. There was no 640kB "barrier" as far as the processor was concerned. It was a result of the reset vectors being at the top, rather than bottom, of memory (where BIOS needs to sit), and in IBM allocating the space above 640kB for memory-mapped peripherals and ROM BASIC. At that time, Apple was entirely limited to the 64kB memory space allowed by the 6502 MPU they used.

Motorola based Macs were another beast, since memory access is very much simplified on Motorola cored processors (even to this day, carried forth by the POWER and Freescale lines). Firmware and reset vectors are at the bottom of memory, and paged memory controllers were far more advanced in their platform compared to the rudamentary systems that Intel employed.

Up until the early-90's, there was not much call for 1MB plus memory spaces, and besides, memory prices spiked at the over-$1000/MB mark; a price that made memory very expensive, and really worked to clobber bloated OSes like OS/2 and later, WinNT prior to v.4).

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Jobs computer could address 16MB directly and was completely unfettered by the 16K segment barrier...
No, indirectly through paged memory controllers, until later 32-bit 680x0 processors allows the exclusion of that step. Neither the 6502 or any Motorola processor ever used Segment registers, that is a peculiarity upon Intel (and Intel clones) itself.

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This is similar to how few recall how important DEC Alpha was to AMD's future and the competition spiral it fueled, only Apple's effect was much bigger and on a far more fundamental level.
Kind of bizarre, since the DEC Alpha was only oblique to AMD. The acquisition of Harris was far more important, as it brought Von Neumann architecture to AMD. Prior to this, AMD was a specialist in Harvard architecture processors and was (and remains) a key player in the Microcontroller business.

Not to say Jobs was not important, but I think the greatest achievement was not the construction of a marketable computer; but rather, VisiCalc, which was a pure application that gave people a reason for using a computer. VisiCalc was the first killer app, and brought thousands of users on board, and gave computers a reason for being outside of specialist programming, hacking, scientific analysis and data processing tasks.
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At least we know that he will have the BEST specialists working on him.
    
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Especially one who, along with Woz, has literally changed the future of all Mankind.
As per han

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Originally Posted by enorbet2
Especially one who, along with Woz, has literally changed the future of all Apple Fanboys.
Obviously you misquoted me to serve your purpose. (uncool) Apply LART. I don't now nor have I ever owned a single Apple product. That doesn't mean I am not cognizant and respectful of one of the Giants upon whose shoulders we all stand. His contribution is a matter of historical record even if you are oblivious of it.
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As per han



Obviously you misquoted me to serve your purpose. (uncool) Apply LART. I don't now nor have I ever owned a single Apple product. That doesn't mean I am not cognizant and respectful of one of the Giants upon whose shoulders we all stand. His contribution is a matter of historical record even if you are oblivious of it.
Obviously either missing the joke, our your panties are so far up your ass you can't tell he's just poking fun.
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There is some reasonable opinion and even a few hard facts where I stand corrected, but I disagree with a lot so let me get back to you after I finish banging my head on my keyboard over the ridiculous (and M$ FUD powered) concept of "bloated OS/2", one of the most scale-able OpSys ever created. OMG!
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