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Re: Major changes
Based on RHEL 5 & 6, there was a public beta first followed around 6 months later by the GA release. If they follow the same pattern this time, even if the beta came out tomorrow, the GA wouldn't be until mid-2014.
Sputnik 2 owner
I have one of the older Sputnik 2 models, though mine came from the Dell Outlet with Windows 8 on it. The hardware is identical to the developer edition that Dell ship however. I've got no complaints (well only one and that's that they used the cheapest touchpad that money can buy). It installed and runs CentOS 6.4 with no problems at all and everything on it works perfectly. Battery lasts a good 6 hours or more and I'd imagine that'd be the biggest improvement with the newer one.
And it's an ultrabook hence the cost of the thing. It's not a bottom-feeding 5lb laptop, it's a MacAir-alike. I give mine an 8 out of 10 so it's really nice to see Dell still improving the model.
Within 3 hours of the announcement I had SPAM in my inbox trying to sell me one for £399.
I expect more from the Register than this
Please, I expect the Register to at least take this sort of rubbish with a large pinch of salt. One of your commenters digs deeper into the reasons for these ridiculous numbers yet your writer seems to have just taken them at face value. Classic case of "Lies, damned lies, and statistics"
You can't trust version numbers
You report that the site is running RHEL with apache 2.2.3 and php 5.3.3 and say that both should be upgraded but RHEL does not use standard version numbering so 2.2.3 could already be the latest apache version on RHEL5 with all known security bugs fixed. Likewise for php 5.3.3, if they're running the RH supplied php53 packages then they could already be patched to date.
Never trust a version number.
But the bits that are missing from Thunderbird are the same bits that have always been missing: no calendaring and scheduling facilities. And, yes, I do know about Lightning but that's a very poor relation to the sort of thing that's in (shudder) Outlook. To get widespread adoption of Thunderbird as a fully fledged replacement for anything that's useful in an office environment needs this sort of stuff to be included.
The entire open source calendaring landscape is mostly bare and what little there is doesn't work properly. Not just clients but servers too. It one area where there's nothing to touch the proprietary systems.
I bought 4 of their crappy 'Green Power' drives and have RMA'ed all 4 plus one of the replacements so far. The reduction in their warranty presumably reflects the fact that they're disposable rubbish.
Your pic of the Sony Z5 brings back memories - one of the nicest phones I ever had (and the first too). I regretted changing it for years and I still have a soft spot for it now. I think it's probably still the smallest phone I've ever seen.
identical connectors on the top edge
Errr, wouldn't that be because it's a PCIe card?
Too many false positives
Since this is failing the initial compliance audit then it will include huge numbers of false positive results from the security scan on most systems. I regularly see things like openssh version must be >= 5.whatever complaining about the 4.3 that's used on RHEL5 systems even though Redhat backport all the security fixes to their version.
Does not affect phones,only servers
A bit misleading, it doesn't commandeer your blackberry, it goes for the server not the phone.