- Jun 6, 2012
- 507 (0.25/day)
|Processor||Intel Core 2 QX6850|
|Motherboard||ABIT AB9 Pro|
|Cooling||Zalman CNPS-9900 MAX-R|
|Memory||Patriot PDC24G6400LLK (4x 2 GB)|
|Video Card(s)||Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo|
|Audio Device(s)||Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro|
|Power Supply||Thortech Thunderbolt Plus TTBPK00G 1000W|
|Keyboard||CM Storm Trigger (Cherry MX Brown)|
|Software||NOT Windows 10|
The creator of the Linux kernel isn't quite as outspoken as other, more bearded members of the open-source community. He does speak out on occasion, though. His latest rant went up on Google+ earlier this week, and it's been spreading like wildfire. Here's a snippet:
Torvalds is, of course, referring to the inexplicably ubiquitous 1366x768 resolution that still plagues entirely too many notebooks. "[Expletive], soon even the cellphones will start laughing at the ridiculously bad laptop displays," he says.
So with even a $399 tablet doing 2560x1600 pixel displays, can we please just make that the new standard laptop resolution? Even at 11"? Please. Stop with the "retina" crap, just call it "reasonable resolution". The fact that laptops stagnated ten years ago (and even regressed, in many cases) at around half that in both directions is just sad.
Yay for someone prominent calling out display manufacturers on resolution stagnation! It's not exactly the 1920x1080 desktop display resolution stagnation that we all lament here at TPU, but it's a close parallel.