Ubuntu for phones is starting to look better and better.
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Forced Downloads -- Do some digging. You can make them manual.
Telemetry -- Don't run the home version. In Pro or Ultimate, you can turn that telemetry off. In the home version there are a bunch of registry hacks to make, but it can be turned off there as well.
Averts -- You can remove those tiles from the start menu or you can install the free classic shell which will do away with the advertising in your start menu.
You can be notified of updates.
You can schedule updates.
I haven't seen the settings changes, but I started using Win10 a month ago on a work machine (I started at a place and they use Win10). I then upgraded one of my machines.
The memory dumps and the error reports are in the system. You have to look for them.
The last time we use the ADSM it screwed up the device. The advice from our consultants was never, ever use it. For whatever reason, Cisco has never been able to get a GUI to work properly against their devices. No great loss that they didn't ship the software.
Want a good gui? Use Vyatta or PFSense on a decent pizza box. Way less expensive.
There's a well documented domain dispute policy that xorg will win and keep their domain. yawn.
Is it me or does this sound like a RSA token with bluetooth?
If this thing unlocks your devices by being in proximity, how are you even going to unlock the device without the key to remotely freeze the lost or stolen key in the first place?
I agree that passwords suck, but I don't think this is the answer, either.
The largest networks use Alcatel
Not Cisco. Look through a telco datacenter and you'll find lots of Alcatel and Lucent, not Cisco.
you can always turn it off.
still have one running xp
It's my media machine and until i finish getting th ladt little bit off of quickbooks it's going to stay xp. Eventually Linux will go on there.
put Linux on the kit
It'll run just fine.
there's a catch on MS
I think MS is going to give Win10 away for a year, then they are going to charge a subscription once you're hooked.
Of course, if they'd just deploy fiber to the curb, this wouldn't be an issue.
Re: Perversely, I thought metering was sane.
Actually it's simple. I know quite a few people that have disconnected their cable for netflix and hulu plus. So the cable company is losing revenue (mainly because their prices are too high) and with netflix they don't have to watch commercials. So lot's of advertising revenue is lost, too. To that end the cable companies want to make up the loss of that revenue. They're cutting off their noses to spite their faces.
Nobody's talking about AMD which has had a 16 Core Opteron server chip out there for quite a while running at 2.8 GHz as well. Intel is playing catch up.
Nice rehash of the press release.
doesn't stop anything new anyway so why worry?
Core vs. Socket
Looks to me like they want to start licensing by the core and not the socket driving up licensing costs. That should get folks to look for alternatives even faster than now since VMWare is pretty pricy. It makes Hyper-V look much better if you're a microsoft house. It makes KVM look better if you're a Linux house. Of course, lest we forget, the hypervisor is a Linux flavor after all.
It's quite nice actually
Seriously. It's no taller than a 12 meter yacht (typically 90 feet). 90 ft of draft is a bit much, but it looks like it would be very stable and a smooth ride. A nice design and it looks be a very elegant work platform.
I send text messages all over the world including places that put me right into the crosshairs of the NSA via facebook and skype. I hadn't even heard of what's app before facebook bought them, but to my knowledge young people were using what's app to get away from facebook. so if facebook now owns what's app, those users will go looking for something else that isn't going to give their data to the NSA in real time or target ads at them.
If you want dual boot
Install Win8 first then Linux. Grub will start Windows. Windows has always done a poor job of living cooperatively with other OS's.
Good news for Microsoft
If I were Vines, I'd start flogging SQL Server and Great Plains. Say fine to Oracle and start moving my customers. I'd start finding ways to migrate customers away from Oracle which has to be the most over priced software I've ever come across.
Re: Feeling guilty? Bah!
Actually it's not. It's paid by the click.
Read, he was fired
wait, I think the term in the UK was that he was sacked. Sorry guys.
This is why you don't use the cloud
If your data is in the cloud, is it yours? Apparently not. There is no security or privacy in the cloud. Now can you imagine what they're doing with corporate data?
Re: You are kidding right? Or maybe you meant to use the joke icon?
Palm Pre and the iOS tablet had NFC before anyone.
Re: You are kidding right? Or maybe you meant to use the joke icon?
The Palm Pre had multi-tasking and copy and paste (which iPhone/Pod/Pad didn't have as do all versions of Android.
I'm not so sure that the original verdict in the case will stand. One of the issues that was won was that of touching an icon and having the phone do something. There's so much prior art for that, that I don't think it can stand. Even if the judge doesn't overturn some of the verdict for the jury not following instructions, the appeals court will probably overturn it. This isn't over by a long shot and I don't think that any kind of injunction will stand. I own a Galaxy SIII and the way it operates is much different than an iPhone. I wonder what would happen to the iPhone if Samsung suddenly cut off it's supply of chips.
There is a google site where you can check what they have on you. they have a whole lot of nothing on me and I don't see piles of ads when I visit websites.
Re: Virgin on the silly
The only (and perhaps significant) difference is that SS2 now carries 6 passengers. Once that system is proven to work well, I wouldn't be surprised if Virgin Galactic got into the ISS resupply business too. To put less payload into SS2 and then boost it to the 200 mile orbit of ISS is not that much more of a stretch.
SS2 is a sub-orbital platform. It is not capable of high re-entry speeds without burning up. Getting it into orbit will require a lot more than it's got.
I don't think I'd want to spend my time
following a lorry down the highway. It's speed is too inconsistent which reduces fuel efficiency, and they're too slow.
This is what austerity gets you when most of your business is based on government contracts and defense (defence for you Brits :-) ) contracts.
Re: @this old fairy-tale, A Non e-mouse
It's a little harder to break into Linux and actually do anything. Most daemons run with reduced permissions and root access by SSH is disabled generally. Regular users can compile and run things, but SELinux and AppArmor really do lock things down. Good passwords or, even better, security keys on SSH are a better option. communications are encrypted so it's hard to spy on that. POSIX is not a bad thing and neither are file permissions (something Windows doesn't do well and is part of it's problem.) Relying on the experts is generally not a good idea. I've seen computers get infected even with anti-virus. And I've had linux servers hacked when they became out of date. It's also why I've stopped using RootHat. Windows has ActiveX which is it's problem. ActiveX has more security holes than a piece of swiss cheese. Keep your machine up to date.
you talk about getting rid of bash, but you don't say anything about not installing powershell. Windows also has a posix layer. BSD doesn't have the vulnerabilities that OSX has because Apple broke the Posix security model which is how it got infected.
The Unix security model is well proven in the 50 years that it's been around.
Why would I
want to trust my data to a data mining company? Google is a data mining company and so is Microsoft. I don't know about dropbox. Plus, if your data is in the 'cloud,' is it really yours? The folks who had legitimate data on MegaUpload are bumming right now because they lost a ton of data when the service was shutdown by law enforcement.
Oracle didn't buy Sun for the hardware business
They'll probably let the hardware business die on the vine. All the best engineers have left the company. Oracle is not known for treating their employees very well. Their management style is as arrogant as Larry Ellison. Oracle bought Sun to get control of Java and MySQL. MySQL was eating Oracle's lunch.
If you're a very large financial institution or you the need for very large databases. Oracle is where it's at. It's very, very pricy, but is very, very good at handling large amounts of data.
Re: Re: "Windows is dead."
Your desktop will be dead when you don't need it to produce code for the ipad or you don't need to do real work. iPads/Android/fondle-slab-of-your-choice are media consumption devices. I still write web services and other goodies. a tablet won't cut it for that kind of work. If you're doing publishing projects, working with graphics or actually producing content instead of consuming it, your PC will be around for quite a while.
If it's not on premises that you own or lease or in a datacenter that you lease on your equipment, it's in the public cloud. If your data is on a public server, is it yours?
You're blinded by FUD. The iPhone will sync up with exchange by ActiveSync over https. it's as secure as you will get at the moment. It also makes it so that your phone doesn't actually have to talk to RIM and Haliburton has better control over it's email. Even better is that it doesn't have to worry about the Indian government.
I would add that US Cellular to that list of CDMA providers. My CDMA Palm Pre has a SIM. In fact all the phones that I've ever had (had Nextel before Sprint) all had SIM's. The US Network is headed for LTE. How long that takes for that to happen in rural states with low population states like Maine where I live, remains to be seen. The big population centers and the US midwest where it's easy to do get it first.
It's a matter of security. any technology given to a chinese company is effectively giving that technology to the chinese government which isn't exactly a friend to the west. Remember, the chinese still have nukes pointed at you. They're doing nothing to reign in North Korea and Iran and they just vetoed a security council resolution that would have stopped the genocide in Syria.
the iSeries machines are also based on Power7 chips.
MIT has prior art
MIT has already built a fuel cell to power a laptop. I'll be that they've already patented the technology. They're probably already working on something smaller. Apple won't be able to get this patented.
Its probably good for SSD manufacturers
Which are largely in China.
He also developed the Plan9 operating system.
Requiem Aeterna, dmr, et lux perpetua.
not using DfE or conservative.com accounts means that he has something to hide. Only takes email from people he knows on gmail means he doesn't have an open mind and is paranoid. I never use my gmail account except for testing other email accounts. If he wasn't in Britain, I'd say he was a member of the US Congress.
Google archives everything and they'll give up both ends of the conversation to the government for the asking.
"Nope the reason this happned is that becuase labour installed so many of their people in the civil service, that if the government used the internal email system, they might as well just CC labour into every email they produce."
EMC was Clairion before it was EMC which was Data General's storage arm. This is looking like the old glass house days, which is why we took computing out of the glass house with the PC. Things are coming full circle.
No VMWare is choosing winners and losers rather than coming up with an open API. There are superior products out there than what the bigboys are producing. They are freezing out the people that really do the innovative stuff which is the little guy. It opens the door to other folks like Xen and even...Microsoft.
VMWare is making a mistake.
based on LDAP and Kerberos, which would be the same two packages that Active Directory is based on plus BIND
You're all forgetting about the stack of tablets sitting on Jean Luc Picards desk STNG. They tossed them around like nothing.
With business virtualizing all of those desktops, you're surprised that PC sales are down? You'll sell lots of monitors and thin clients in the short run and lots of nothing (for hardware) in the long run. You'll still sell machines for developers, servers and tablets. I can VPN in, and jump on my virtual desktop from my iPad/Galaxy/Touchpad. Even better, I can do that from the cafe or a bench in the park.