* Posts by James Donnelly

7 posts • joined 20 Aug 2008

Ubuntu 8.10 - All Hail new Network Manager

James Donnelly
IT Angle

Problems??????

I installed 8.04 onto a brand spanky Dell Poweredge 840 - 2.4Ghz dual processor, 1TB disk space on 4 SAS drives, 4Gb RAM. It ran like a dog with its back legs chopped off and tied to a jumbojet flying in the opposite direction. Switched off server and waited for 8.10. Wiped drives all down so there was no remains of the previous incarnation and tried again. Clicked the buttons ;-) let it install, went and had a cup of tea and the watch a bit of telly ;-p, came back a while later and the server was ready. One reboot later and ran the updates and my Ubuntu Server is finally complete. Now it runs like a greyhound on steroids. I am a happy bunny! Now to install VM Ware and some MS crapola and I finally have a decent system I can work from without it crashing like a S.O.B.

Its definitely improved, maybe not as much as some people would like but mostly, its FREE!

I havent paid for a stupid MS license and had them screw up my system!

People, if you dont like what you see on the OS, get your finger out of your ass and learn something about the system, find out what you can do to improve it and make it happen.

I'm not a fanboi, I usually hate them all with the same passion but at least if i dont like it or doesnt do what I need it to, I can find out how to change it AND I HAVENT PAID ANYTHING FOR IT!

Enjoy for free, or go buy something else!

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London anthrax case man 'seriously ill'

James Donnelly

Uh hu...

Man drums while listening to Anthrax, eats squirrel as bat not available.

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New Scientist goes innumerate in 'save the planet' special

James Donnelly

Interesting....

Seems that GDP is the tool to measure growth, any suggestions to a better way?

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Vodafone says termination rate clampdown would hit the poor

James Donnelly

Try this...

Ok, lets say in this hypothetical world that there are broad and sweeping changes to the mobile legislation and terminating charges gets the green light across Europe.

Providers charge the same connection fee as the terminating fee, say 0.25p per connection for the sake of argument, to connect a call no matter what network in what country in the EU, no matter what telco it is therefore allowing the smaller players to compete with the monoliths, sorry, established providers...

Calls to any network are charged at the same rate as the connection charges are already paid for, ie if you are on O2 and call Vodafone, you pay O2 rates and not any of this cross network rubbish.

Calls can only be charged for the first x number of minutes, ie pay for first 5 minutes and anything after 59 minutes.

Any company making spam calls onto the mobile network that you have not explicitly allowed can be reported and they have to pay both sides of the call.

Any other ideas???

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Tosh on top for laptop reliability

James Donnelly
Paris Hilton

Feel the love...

To be honest, I dont think it makes a bit of difference which company sells the laptop, how about a competition polling what your laptop is and when it was made, then who are the suppliers of the parts to work out which is the best Tiawan/ China/ Singapore/ Japan manufacturer (as all the Western manufactures have disappeared) and which to avoid, that way we could see which are the better components in a laptop and buy them that way.

You only get what you pay for (except for Mac's where you get shafted twice BUT THEY LOOK NICE... so does my pocket with another £500 in it!)

Out of curiosity which company payed for the poll?

Paris - Cause you have to pay to feel the love!

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Intel lets slip first dual-core Atom

James Donnelly

Hmmmmm.....

I wonder is this the new standard to run Windows 7...

Looks like my pocket will get shafted again!

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Microsoft dashes hopes for 'major' Windows server upgrade

James Donnelly

Windows Server 2008 R2

Lets be honest here, how long until Windows Server 2008 SP1 before anyone will seriously consider buying and upgrading their systems... only to find that the applications and tools you actually need will have to be reg hacked to make them work. Linux anyone?

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