294 posts • joined Thursday 17th April 2008 01:57 GMT
Re: The Wild-West days are here again
There used to be a really good web comic about just that sort of thing...
Escape From Terra (www.bigheadpress.com/eft)
Follow Munich's lead.
I see the Windoze Fanbois are out and about
Both my Linux comments got a downvote...
Re: if you had to migrate your business from Windows XP
"businesses have always shown to be reluctant going to the newest version of Windows."
And there is good reason for that.
Re: if you had to migrate your business from Windows XP
If I had my druthers, I'd go to Linux and Libre Office and tell every one else to suck it as they are using a non standard file format for information interchange.
Re: Hated hated hated
"It's on borrowed time - one big screwup and it goes straight to linux."
Why wait? Because you know it'll do it at the most inopportune time.
I see what you did there
Make the NSA illegal
As an American, I would like to appologize to the world for my governement. And by my government, I mean the puppet that they are for the Rotschild world bank that runs them.
Did I miss something?
"We share a commitment that Microsoft will succeed as a company that makes the world a better place."
I doubt they'll ever make the world a better place. And if they do, they need to start.
Dear Sweet Jesus!
I am so glad that my youngest is going to just miss those shenanigans!
It's bad enough we let the Gov. dictate what a "good" education is, now they are going to let these assholes in the door!? I can see the home schooling numbers going up now...
The RIAA needs to stop running the label like it's 1991 and stop living off there catalog from 1983. Music is a service now, not a product.
If the MPAA and the RIAA keep this shit up, I'm going to stop being a consumer and just read books and learn how to (better) play the guitar.
Re: FLOSS nutter @TechnicalBen
"... if my games were cross platform..."
I stopped wishing for that and, at the same time, I've stopped buying games that run on Windows. I also make it a point to tell the reps of the major game dev houses that when ever the change occurs.
I also try not to buy games that hae just been released for consoles either. I wait til they either hit the bargin bin or get them used.
It's all about using your wallet as your voice.
-- mines the one with the fat wallet in it.
Re: Woodland Creature?
>What am I missing?!<
I believe that that might be a reference to Ubuntu.. But I could be wrong.
And speaking of wrong... Don't get me wrong. I like Ubuntu. I install it on systems for people that are tired of Windoze and all the virus hunts they've been subjected to. It (Ubuntu) is easy enough for me to manage remotely if need be and it has a decent update manager.
I myself prefer Slackware, but that's just becasue I'm a Masochist... Not really, I just cut my Linux teeth on it back in the mid 90's.
Where's John McAfee when you need him?
Waiting on my "darknet" box.
Re: The best advice I can give is
The user is always part of the problem. Otherwise, you still be in your Fortress of Solitude surfing pr0n.
Re: To sum it up
Lol. Blue Coat doesn't like your link.
They are "users" and they'll always be "users".
And if they are using Microsoft, "luser" is the more appropriate term.
" I actually worked somewhere years ago which used it for just that."
I to worked at a place that was aquired by another place and they brought Notes with them and were kicking the MS Exchange admins out as fast as they could.
A few people understood how to use Notes for more than just email and actually improved their departments efficiency.
After I left, I hear there was a rally cry from the Wintel group and they began re-instating MS Exchange.
I bet you can guess what happened to everyones productivity after that...
Re: Dont forget the OS licensing costs
You need to look past the Windows... not through them
Eben Moglen your Facebook
If I didn't like it so much, I'd drop the damnable thing.
Someone get me a Freedombox!
"As long as we have XP and Windows 7..."
Yes, but half of your argument is going away April 8th, 2014...
Can we assume full steam ahead on Linux for you then? Good, I knew we could.
Next customer in the queue, please!
@JohnG Re: Or
Microsoft doesn't need to provide an Office for Linux. They need to adhere to the fscking standard the rest of the world agrees upon.
If everyone would stop being a sheep and stop using MS Office, then they will have no choice but to comply and use as standard we make them use.
@Ragarath Re: Oh come on...
"Let alone the amount of times certain distros changing interfaces more often than I have hot dinners."
You must be an IT manager then. Real IT folks are stuck with the cold sandwiches from the machine in the break room...
Re: Even Win 7 is iffy
"Before the anti-MS down voters swoop down from the rafters, "
I'm sorry, you must be in upper management, so I'll type slowly.
I'm not surprised it is taking them this long to drop the deeply entrenched money sink that is Microsoft. I suspect that there is a lot push back from external sources that MS has in their back pocket to make just such an endeavor that much harder.
There are several fine MS Office alternatives out there. The problem is, they all use a recognized standard for document interchange. MS does not.
"Presumably until someone pointed out that Windows has had far fewer security vulnerabilities that were on average fixed faster than any enterprise Linux distribution every year since 1994...."
Um, sources or I call BS.
Re: I don't think so
"At some point early last decade the MS operating systems became so stable that I at least have never really seen a crash that was related to the OS itself."
Does being a Microsoft shill pay much?
Re: Phone market, it's still early days.
I was with you until this comment, "The crazies can have their Slackware/Gentoo/Arch phone...". That's when you got the DV.
Mines the one with the Slackware install media in the pocket...
Re: Separate CV's into 2 piles arbitrarily
And don't be a complete asshole/bitch about your problem either.
"So Safari should be safe for quite a while then!"
All I have to say to him is...
STFU and GTFO
Re: Well yes... I guess
"Half of the old frisbees have been sold on Amazon"
I suspect the RIAA will be ringing you up shortly. Once you relenquished possesion of the physical media, you no longer have the right to have a "archive copy".
Re: Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster (Wirth's Law)
"Actually, current Windows versions outperform Linux. e.g. Windows 8 has faster graphics and large file copy performance when benchmarked against Ubuntu"
If Micro$haft wasn't chocking the crap out of the hardware vendors to keep them from writing decent drivers for Linux this would be a whole other ball game.
What's a synonym with antitrust.... Oh, yeah...
@Turtle Re: Insight.
"...unhappy netizens who grumbled that the overhaul was glitchy, difficult to navigate and 'severely degraded'".
"And to think that just a few days ago the Reg advanced Marissa Mayer as a candidate for Steve Ballmer's job."
Sounds like a perfect paring to me. We'd be getting the same as before.
I'll get me coat.
Re: Power Cuts
For just a moment, I thought you were referring to the devices that needed the time set on them...
I'll get me coat...
Re: Mandatory Access Control
I would trust or knowingly run an application or operating system that the NSA had touched. Secure my ascii.
How many home network domains and WiFi APs are going to be renamed to NSAnet now...
Mines the one with the UpsideDowntranet in the pocket...
What doesn't surprise me
is that the stock went up after announcement.
Why doesn't everyone with a copy of Snowden's documents just email them to every UK public official they can?
Tit for tat.
"You've had your debate. There's no need to write any more.”
Thank God we still have the 1st Amendment here. At least, until they get rid of the 2nd one and then it'll be a free for all.
Re: Could it be ....
"I have yet to find something useful that office 2013 does that i couldn't do with office 97."
Yes, relieving you of your hard earned money.
Re: Wounded Knee.
"their entire line of consumer software besides Office is going down in flames"
It may not have flames but it is smoldering pretty good.
Color me surprised
"At the end of the day it's about people and trust," Gen Alexander added. "No one [at the NSA] has wilfully or knowingly disobeyed the law or tried to invade your civil liberties or privacies. There were no mistakes like that at all."
That no one has called BULLSHIT on this ass clown.
Lets not forget the whole "The sun never sets" business either. I think that a lot of those countries hated the crown back in the day, You should be happy that your not in the spotlight anymore.
Re: Physics can disagree all it likes ...
A good number of the posts on these here forums revert to American bashing. Even more so when the actual article is about America.
Once were done with the revolution here, we will take care of the rest of them ;)
Re: I usually don't buy socialist arguments about America being a "corporateocracy"
When the revolution comes, the armed forces will change sides.
And yet another reason to ditch Windows.
"Of course, anyone using cloud storage should have been doing all of this anyway from the get go."
Should read: Of course, anyone using cloud storage should have been beat senseless from the get go...
That no one has made a comment about parties involved and that the winner was the lesser of two weasels (yes I know that is not the correct word). The only problem is they are both equally weaselly.
- iSPY: Apple Stores switch on iBeacon phone sniff spy system
- It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources
- Chinese gamer plays on while BMW burns to the ground
- Pic NASA Mars tank Curiosity rolls on old WET PATCH, sighs, sniffs for life signs
- How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job