11 posts • joined Wednesday 16th May 2007 03:40 GMT
As Dell begins trimming their bloat
In a desperate bid to stay afloat
They feel recession's bite
But their products are... crap
...I think it's time that I go get my coat.
Not so. The beauty of Firefox is in its transparency. The trouble with Phorm is in its lack of informed consent; Firefox tends to be rather up front about what it's doing, and those who're more knowledgeable can audit the code to ensure that there aren't any nasty surprises.
Boo hoo hoo...
Oh dear. You mean that having a detection database of everything under the sun isn't a sustainable model? When are these companies going to tumble to the fact that enumerating badness is hard, while enumerating goodness really isn't?
Realistically, how many programs does the average user run? Far fewer than the number of malware signatures in any given update from an AV vendor.
Okay, so apparently they might support terrorism. You might support child pornography, but until you actually posess some, they can't arrest you for it; there's that whole "innocent until proven guilty" thing going on...
In today's society you're allowed to support almost anything, you're just not allowed to act upon it.
How does this...
...beat ClusterSSH (assuming you're running *nix servers)? Start it up in an X session, it connects to each host you define, and echoes your keystrokes to each machine. Type "vi /etc/ntp.conf" and you've just edited it on as many servers as you've connected to.
Oh, and it's free.
Mergers and acquisitions are one of the greatest growth frauds of all. You buy another company, and you add its revenue to yours, and suddenly you have a much greater revenue figure. However, you haven't really DONE anything, you've just combined two streams into one larger one.
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