Re: SOP when buying new laptop (with Windows, obviously)
1) Install Linux.
2) Go to the pub.
578 posts • joined 17 Apr 2008
1) Install Linux.
2) Go to the pub.
And I suppose they're worse than the Demonazi party?
You can secure it in two "keys"... Install Linux
It being off shored to India...
How can someone have such cognitive dissonance?
A university education + radical beliefs.
Acceptable answers are also A Democrat/Liberal.
Just because it's point and click administration, doesn't make us lazy. It makes us victims to the overall "make it simple for the great unwashed" that pervades everything. Even Ubuntu desktop is suffering from that with each new release and it's enough that I really want to go back to Slackware and KDE.
I guess by this definition, the boys in Munich gov. IT aren't lazy then.
Instead of fighting them to stop, why don't we bury them in data?
Something that visits random random websites or follows links on pages randomly. Make it not worth the governments while, like putting telemarketers on hold instead of hanging up on them.
until every home has a Wi-Fi mesh node on top of it.
its permissions system (which is a Hell of a lot more powerful and manageable than the default UNIX -rwx/rwx/rwx approach)
I smell someone that can't convert Octal in their head...
Read the sub-title as "You're LATE with those patches, mobe wankers!"
You sir, have hit that nail squarely (and rather firmly) on the head...
Even the substantial speed improvements dx12 provides don't make it worthwhile unless you do nothing but game on your pc.
That's all that I do on my W10 system. Anything else is Linux and as soon as I can get a beefy enough rig, it will all be Linux.
He told her to go fork her own version?
Yes, they are also called Democrats.
and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
It would be "To bad, so sad. It's not yours anymore."
..and tada! The dog is eating catfood.
But it has to have some wine to swallow the cat(Windows)food(programs)...
rather a goat than a sheep.
Don't insult the sheep by comparing them to Windows users...
People are stupid
When you're a sysadmin
Their faces are stupid
And won't leave you alone
My apologies to Jim Morrison...
True, but Windows is unlikely to be infected by malware designed for linux, such as whatever infected these little beauties.
As with all tools, if you don't learn to properly use it, you are going to end up hurting/killing yourself or others.
Besides, that was Asia. Must have burnt down some phone lines an modem banks...
Why do people reply with posts like this? It's like reading an article about a cat problem, and posting just to tell people that you own a dog, and dogs don't get feline infections.
A more apt description has never been made.
Linux is loyal like a dog and can be trained.
Whereas a cat is aloof and arrogant and does what it damn well pleases. Just like Windows.
As with cats, all Windows computers should be euthanized...
Welcome our perchlorate overlords.
I wish I could up vote this, but this stupid app won't let me and I'm not near my laptop...
You listening El Reg? And fix the scroll on the main page of the app while your at it...
Is for people that can't manage a data center or hire (and retain) a knowledgeable staff.
It would be kinda silly to invite people from the rest of the (third) world that live in mud huts without electricity for game consoles and tele's now, wouldn't it?
A UN agency?
Are you fucking mad?
and I'll say it again.
M$ needs to quit dicking around and just make a GUI for Linux.Then maybe I'll take them seriously.
Skype was still a thing.
After Micro$oft bought it, I promptly uninstalled it and blocked it in DNS and the firewall.
That I won't name, but apparently the IMDb outage caused their site to drop the first episode of the ninth season of a particular BBC show I like...
I for one haven't been convinced the cloud is all they purport it to be. And this just reinforces that.
Time to step up the wireless mesh game and get all these fuckers out of my computer...
It's a reference to something Terry Pratchett related.
I see what you did there...
Library announces plans to hang homebuilt clocks on the walls.
I see what you did there.
And your willy's on the facebook, OMG, what will my boss say!?
I guess that depends on if it is impressive...
This is what I don't get about Fandroids (and many Linux users).
If a person downloads a dodgy bit of software from some random website, ignores the warning about downloading and running programmes from the internet, click the button to approve instalation. It Microsofts fault for allowing it to happen.
If someone downloads an app for Android, it's the users fault.
Me thinks you need an editor, or a stream of consciousness filter...
this has happened. My company is in Memphis and was affected by the Comcast outage.
Up vote for the sarcasm.
If you're looking for like-minded "Win10 is the bees knees" people, try the MS forums.
Or Tech Republic... They're so far up M$ @$$ that they know how M$' lunch tastes before they do...
...windows 10 seems to just keep rolling.
I'm sure that Cpt. Edward Smith had similar thoughts.
...I am holding off until I am certain my old Win3.1 programs will still work.
They've all bee ported to Linux and run 1000 times better.
Looks like the Windoze fanbois have been 'round...
I wonder how many people M$ employs to down vote and post disparaging comments about people posting disparaging comments about M$.
dear lord in heaven I did it. Several weeks ago. And it's not bad. A few weird quirks like when it goes to shut down, the display turns off but you can tell the system is still thrashing away because the HDD like is solid on for about 2 minutes.
But, it's only a games rig. I'll do all the real computing on my Linux system.
One of the partners thought that the IT department was also the janitorial staff.
Place I worked at many moons ago (VAR) tried the same shite with the hardware techs. It seems that one of the account managers didn't like us in the weekly staff meeting and convinced the owner that our time would be better spent cleaning keyboards, telephones, carpets, bathrooms, et al.
We quickly rescheduled service calls to that time and made sure that none of us were in the office on that day.
"Back in the day - when IT required more skills than it took to use crayons - everything was done in command lines or terminal windows. Or CRT terminals."
So true. These damn kids don't know how spoon fed they are..
From the linked article: was fired after uninstalling an app that her employer required her to run constantly on her company issued iPhone
If the app stopped tracking at clock out, no problem. But on my own time, big problem. I can see her point.
can someone tell me what the article was about? I can't seem to read past the photos...
McAfee had been using Silverlight in the console for their Enterprise Mobility Management product prior to version 11. Once they switched to ePO it is only really called upon when you need to get to a few of the server functions that they haven't embedded in to the ePO console yet.
I use Chrome, Chrome hates Silverlight..... something needs to change!
Stop giving Google your life and don't use Chrome.