Running With Forks

The browser war has temporarily been placed on hold in favor of a simultaneous application war. It appears that a Vista user can run maybe 100 applications at a time, and on OS X you are likely to get only a mere 150 applications into your dock. Of course, on Linux you can run even more despite the incredibly high CPU utilization. Imagine a completely unusable computer running 200 applications at once, and in fact this is the scenario we should really be concerned with.