It is not a term widely used in technological day-to-day life. But the term ‘Vaporware‘it exists, and it is even very simple to understand what it means.
Having said all that, do you know what was the first ‘Vaporware’ on the market? It was Microsoft’s Xenix Unix OS.
Because? Because it never made it to the market!
Software is one thing … But do you know what ‘Vaporware’ means?
Therefore, this term is usually used to describe a product that has been advertised but has never been launched. We have several examples on the market, such as the one above from Microsoft, but also the case of Nuke Dukem Forever, a game that was announced in 1997, but only hit the market in 2011.
However, the term appears to have been ‘coined’ by a Microsoft engineer (John Ulett or Mark Ursino), when asked about the state of OS Xenix. The term was later popularized by RElease 1.0 in 1983.
Interestingly, although it has never been released to consumers, everything indicates that Microsoft Xenix has been used internally for several years, being also licensed to several companies where we can include IBM, Intel, Tandy and SCO.
Xiaomi offers more RAM! But it doesn’t offer more RAM
Have you ever seen those ads enjoying “download more RAM now!” Well, Xiaomi has even found a way to ‘invent’ RAM memory in its new smartphones. Well … sort of. In fact, it is a very old feature, which we might even find in the Windows 10 operating system.
But let’s go by parts.
We have a new feature in MIUI 12, which is named ‘Memory Extension‘, which apparently is capable of increasing the amount of RAM memory of any device by 3GB.
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