Now by usage, do you mean “daily driver” or “downloaded it and threw it in a VM?” I highly doubt the former, but I took part in the latter. Not my cup of tea, but I could see it being a compelling tablet operating system for those who like Metro.
Some good (and important) points laid out here. Over at Ushahidi we’ve been making the transition to Rackspace ourselves over the last few months, and while it has largely been a pleasurable experience there are some quirks to the service.
I still find it really bizarre that you can’t pause/stop and instance.
“Lua’s characteristics make it a perfect candidate for implementing ideas that have been simmering in the pipeline for several years. Lua scripts are portable and easy to make secure. The concept of “sandboxes” plays a central role here.
Thus, a Lua OS has great potential for being a secure, transparent and easy-to-manage computing platform. So, how do we make such a system?”
“The Tau Manifesto is dedicated to one of the most important numbers in mathematics, perhaps the most important: the circle constant relating the circumference of a circle to its linear dimension. For millennia, the circle has been considered the most perfect of shapes, and the circle constant captures the geometry of the circle in a single number. Of course, the traditional choice for the circle constant is π—but, as mathematician Bob Palais notes in his delightful article “π Is Wrong!”1, π is wrong. It’s time to set things right.”