there's already a word for that

A recent announcement over at Adobe Labs delivered the deeply disappointing news that the team working on native 64-bit versions of the bloated, creaking memory-hog Flash Player had given up after literally several tries.

Drawing up a list of criteria, and researching possible candidates, for a hardware purchase is an increasingly time-consuming process. Especially if the device in question is to be running Linux. Increasingly, reviewers trot out page after page of arbitrary statistics for things most of us will never attempt — instead of answering the important questions. Whilst it is pleasing to know that a reviewer has successfully installed the device to a point where it can be demonstrated in this way, sometimes it would be more useful to know exactly how this was done.