* Posts by Lars

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Russian hackers got Trump elected? Yeah, let's take a close look at that, says Obama

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As far I can understand

Hillary got more votes than Trump but lost, what the hell have the Russians to do with that. What if it was the Chinese.

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Oi, you, no flirting, no touching in the back of our rides, sniffs Uber

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For better or for worse

I had a relative, a married man, who around 1860 used to take his girl(s) on a ride in a cab in those happy days when a horse was pulling and the driver sat outside on the roof. Curtains, lots of space and very cosy. Jumping in, he would tell the driver (driver?) to drive around the park. Then one unhappy day he had his wife with him and the driver asked him - "around the park", sir.

What I do not know is if the driver asked it like "what, around the park" or more like "aye aye sir, around the park" or perhaps the twat knew it was his wife.

For a more bloody personal experience as a customer with a nice girl. Ending up in front of the hotel asking for my key the guy took a step back and asked me alarmed what had happened. My hand was covered in blood, I know it was damp and happy but I did not expect the blood. Well It's Friday after all.

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Re: 'Barter'

"Haven't you got anything smaller?". That is an "urban legend" you find in several countries for a long time, that again doesn't prove your friend did not invent and say it too, of course.

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Who killed Pebble? Easy: The vulture capitalists

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Re: Ah well

And Polar at polar.com. Great quality.

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Icelandic Pirate Party asked to form government

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Re: Excellent!

"Sell-outs...". Well, why do I have this feeling you make it sound a bit "negative" and still it would not surprise me that much if you and so many of us have this feeling that the Muslims entering Europe should try perhaps a bit harder to integrate with "our" society. Interesting question and perhaps you have a point, but I think you are walking on thin ice without understanding it at all.

But perhaps you are still an educated Brit who doesn't think all the 50 American states were British colonies or that the majority of people who went to the Americas were Brits but people from the rest of the world and that very few stopped over in England to learn English.

What then happened to the Brits. You find Italian, Spanish and French parts in many American towns, not to mention Chinese and what not. But a British part of some town doesn't come to my mind. What happened to you and what about Australia and Canada, all British with old British culture. Hmm, is there some wistful thinking involved here. Perhaps you don't quite get it.

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Microsoft, IBM, Intel refuse to hand over family jewels to China

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Re: How about domestic software?

"open source has been censured by uncle Wu for as long as I have been here". What the hell do you mean with that, and how do you do it?. Close down the internet completely!. Any examples to share.

PS. where is here in "as long as I have been here".

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It’s Brexploitation! Microsoft punishes UK for Brexit with cloud price-gouging

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"So are the British being punished for exercising their political choice, and choosing to leave the European Union?".

Sounds plausible, I have been punished for many stupid choices I have made in my lifetime.

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No, Andy, AWS and Oracle aren't in a database death match

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Re: PostgresSQL

Sorry about that, as they say there is a lot to learn from commentards on ElReg.

But I do get now that I tried.

Detecting Postgres SQL Injection | End Point Blog

restore database postgres sql - YouTube

How to backup PostgresSQL database - Maplesoft

Could I claim "Dear child has many names" to feel less stupid.

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PostgresSQL

To be more precise.

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European Council agrees to remove geoblocking

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@ td0s

On the whole I think sellers want to sell, what do you think, and nobody is forcing anybody to sell.

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Re: This is a great idea.

I agree, but some will call it "The United States of Europe", and some Brits are still dreaming about the coming of the Greater Britain.

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Airbus flies new plane for the first time

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"noted that the impact could have been less violent". As a honest guy he said could not would. And if we could ask him if his "pitching up and down" could have made things worse he would probably tell us that that could also have happened.

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Re: Cost increases?

We don't know yet, but they have expressed their concern, and one could assume there are several countries in the EU who would love to build the wings and I am sure the Americans would love to deliver the engines.

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Could it be that Denarius doesn't know that the Dreamliner is fly-by-wire too. Or what is he talking about.

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'Data saturation' helped to crash the Schiaparelli Mars probe

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"Just embarrising for ESA". Yes, and the solution is, not doubt, for the UK to pull out of the ESA to show how to do it proper. What the hell are you waiting for.

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NASA trying to rein in next-generation super-heavy lifter costs

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Re: James Hansen will be furious

Somethings about NASA and the usual suspects.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peL7Qecg3qQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPQGCnuWcqc

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Re: James Hansen will be furious

Something for Big John perhaps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPgZfhnCAdI

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Facebook Fake News won it for Trump? That's a Zombie theory

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@ Phil O'Sophical

You are mixed up with the far left and the left. The "left" we have in Europe is "very much in favour of free enterprise and individual liberty". I think you know that too very well. We have a right arm and a left arm because we have two arms. If we had three then perhaps we would have a middle arm too. People who live in a "two party" system are more mixed up and fooled by this left and right and have problems looking straight and use common sense.

Remember when Microsoft called Linux "communist", they knew some Americans would go for it, in Europe shit like that was ridiculed.

And there is this article about the PowerShell, power or not, it's not because of the name.

And what about Warren Buffett in this interview, is it left right or center or just common sense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auukuYuizq4

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'Post-truth' beats 'chatbot' to Word of the Year Crown

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Re: feeling quite hygge

"not "invented" by the Danish". I must admit I don't quite get your point, is there one?. Besides cosy is comfortably French I would assume, nothing new..

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Re: If...

"what the f**k is this truth business all about?. I agree, but I assume propaganda is spinning the truth for something. Could then post-truth be about spinning the truth against something. I have a feeling this word won't survive that long.

Anybody with a list of the last fifteen "Word of the Year" words. Any "survivors".

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Bong: Let me talk to Trump

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Re: disappointed || appalled

"I come here for tech, not politico". Yes, but I think we can all agree that some rather exceptional "politico" has taken place on both sides of the pond. Some Americans claim the shit storm started with the "Brexit" while I would claim it started the moment Trump opened his mouth. Lots of loose talk and a disgusting rhetoric performed by altogether rather unpopular politicians on both "sides". Two divided people half of which feel they won and the rest who feel they lost, all hoping for the best one has to assume. What else is there to say but popcorn.

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Britain must send its F-35s to Italy for heavy overhauls, decrees US

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Re: Take back control

The "Russian oligarchs..." moved to London, and there is good business, but explaining that is out of your and my hands much because it's totally futil to start from them, and so is my comment.

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Re: WHAT F*** Economies of F*** Scale

I have a slight feeling RR will decide who services their engines, not the customers, get over it. And besides what is it some of you Brits think you are better at building than the Italians, the French, the Germans, anybody, get real.

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@ Archtech "Britain had the world's first 1,000 mph jet". What a complete rubbish you write.

Try to educate your self like with the Wiki here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighter_aircraft#Jet-powered_fighters

The speed of sound is 768 mph by the way.

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Re: Look on the bright side

""Allies" seems to have become a somewhat fluid concept these days." That is a very very old "concept".

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European Commission dangles €374m for low-power exascale research

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Re: €375m

Stop bothering about the EU, soon you are out, and the UK will finally be able to tenfold that and "happy days are here again" on no trendy topics and all well spent. And if not you will have to ask what yards, if any, the used.

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Russia shoves antitrust probe into Microsoft after Kaspersky gripes about Windows 10

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Re: Kasperksy

I think you should read the article again, you are alright because:

"Win 10 users can only run two security suites on their systems – Defender and one other."

But if you have for instance Avast then, as far as I understand (not using Windows), you will not be able to add Kaspersky. And I have a feeling we all know why MS has decided to do this.

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Toblerone's Brexit trim should be applied to bloatware

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"what I don't see is why this is supposed to tell us something about the state of the world".

As a scout (sea) from long ago, I will try to help you out. Take poor Cameron, when he went to Brussels to beg for special advantages (he would never allowed anybody else) he had the psychological disadvantage of knowing he represented the second richest kid on the block.

But now when Mrs May goes to Brussels next year she will find it slightly less embarrassing as she can point to France as being the second richest kid on the block.

There are an amazing amount of things, good and not so good, I have learned as a scout (on land). When I started my carrier as a helper, helping old women across the street, I eventually, as a teen, got a bit fed up, as we do. But then getting older my heart expanded and I stated to help ever younger women across the street, any street. To my great surprise I also found out that it takes women a surprising amount of years for them to learn how to say "Thank You" properly.

I hope this was of help, and read my icon.

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Ireland to fight against billing Apple for back-taxes

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"or give up its sovereign right to set its own tax policy". No, the big bad wolf, the EU, does not take away the sovereign rights to set tax policies. But in case you have not realized it, each time some company is playing the game, all of you will write "it's the law that is at fault", and should be mended, until somebody, like the big bad wolf, suggest something could be done about it.

In this case it's fairly obvious that the Irish government has to oppose the ruling first, even if they want the money, or not, later. Apart from that it was about an illegal state aid, again because the EU does not interfere in the tax policy in its member states, perhaps they should, perhaps it will be more possible without the UK.

Most people are fairly fed up with all the gaming of the system. Perhaps both the UK and the US governments should have got it, a bit earlier. I am totally confident that there is more intelligence within the EU, although the problems are large.

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Leaked paper suggests EM Drive tested by NASA actually works

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Speel chequer

Perhaps my dear mother was right after all, and I have a tick heed as my speel chequer just doesn't react at all when i fink "Third Law of Motion" butt write "Third Law of physics" but then gets up seat with perfectly nice world's like chequer and speel.

Anybody out there with a similar mother.

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LeEco – the Chinese biz that said it'll topple US tech giants – has already hit the rocks

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That's life

So far, it seems May is still looking to carry on its UK expansion. But the government might have to hold back its ambitions for fear of trying to bite off more than it can chew.

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Hitler's wife's lovely lilac knickers fetch £2,900 at auction

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Re: Where's the tech connection?

My solution is a dog whistle up the .., works fine but has some funny drawbacks outdoors.

Please ElReg, old bridges what ever but not anymore of this.

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Brexit judgment could be hit for six by those crazy Supreme Court judges, says barrister

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Re: Should I Stay or Should I Go? @ Codejunky

Up-voted for standards. I remember some nice and cheep pillows my young wife bought. But next morning my face was deep blue as all that colour came off. Add to that toys with lead paint. Should I point out that Britain was one of the last countries in Europe to skip arsenic in paint. How damned surprised should one be if there are regulations when, on one side you have manufacturers who cheat as much as they can, and on the other side you have consumers without any ability to know what they buy or eat or take or use and so on.

What a bloody mess you Brits have made for your self for so dubious reasons.

But I agree people vote according to the information/dis-information they have and believe in, and with their "feelings". There is no need for name calling on either side. The only positive I can come up with is that it seems to me that you have started to have the discussion now you should have had before the referendum.

The reality has woke you up. And yes I suppose I refer more to the leavers but to all of you regarding the name calling.

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Re: what a farce

And worst of all the pound has recovered slightly.

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EU announces common corporate tax plan

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Re: finally a brexit benefit (for EU)

Hold on Ledswinger, this is what you wrote not that long ago. 13 Sep 2016

"As usual. Big fat bastard corporation doesn't really want to pay UK salaries much of the time, or any UK taxes that it can avoid. But wants access to UK courts and legal system, privileged lobbying access to our government, and to have ready access to such UK research as it chooses to conduct here.

Hypocrites.".

What makes you so upset when the EU tries to do something about the tax avoidance.

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Lessons from the Mini: Before revamping or rebooting anything, please read this

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Re: El reg does it agian

What are you actually complaining about.

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_%28marque%29

BMW redeveloped the entire Cowley plant, demolishing much of the factory, to create a new factory and renamed this "Plant Oxford", on the site of what was historically the Pressed Steel Company's Cowley Body Plant and next door to what was historically the Morris factory.

2009, the Mini was Britain's seventh best selling car - the first time that a BMW-era Mini had appeared among the nation's top 10 selling cars.[76] It also was Britain's seventh best selling car in June 2010.[77]

Mini sales worldwide were up 22% in 2011 over 2010, with 285,000 cars delivered across the globe. In the U.S., the brand’s largest market, 57,000 were sold in 2011, a 26% increase over 2010. The next two largest markets, the United Kingdom and Germany, saw 13% and 28% sales increases last year, respectively.[78]

A total of 301,526 Mini vehicles were sold worldwide in 2012.[11] The largest national market was the United States, with 66,123 units sold, followed by the United Kingdom with 50,367.[11] The Mini Countryman sold a total of 102,250 units in the year.

The moaners of Europe.

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Re: Are you saying the mini revamp was a success?

@ Mutton Jeff

Spot on, and I doubt anybody, to day, would rather drive the old Mini if they had to choose, no money involved. But this story and the comments are about something else, a trip into memory lane. brand recognition, adjectives and most of all, for some Brits, the confusion and inability to understand or accept the reasons for the demise of the British car industry.

Some cars made in S.Korea are sold as Chevrolet in Europe, the diesel is VW and the not so modern gearbox is GM and the rest whatever, far as I know. I have no doubts that some people rather have a car branded Chevrolet than, is it Hyundai?. And it would not surprise me if there was eventually a Cadillac made in China. BMV apparently counted on some brand recognition regarding the Mini, perhaps there is, perhaps there was, who cares, take it or leave it.

Some time ago there was a commentard here who claimed the British car industry went belly up because of rubbish workers. And to write something that stupid hurts me as a human being. There has never in human history existed any workers who out of free will have had any demand to be rubbish workers.

The reason for "rubbish" workers always lies "up stairs".

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Re: I was at a local....

"The original concept of an affordable, space-efficient, basic vehicle has been completely lost." So very true, but people tend to forget that the demands, the law has changed, like crash tests, air bags and so forth. If you like the original just buy one. This happened to the original Ford Mustang too and that's why you still see some of them around. Not to mention the CV2 of course. Some still love the Trabant too. I suppose the Fiat 500 is about as close as you can go to day. And don't underestimate nostalgia, you might not like that much a Mini to day.

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LASER RAT FENCE wins €1.7m European Commission funds

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Re: Those of us old enough to remember . . .

"By April 1960, Chinese leaders realized that sparrows ate a large amount of insects, as well as grains.[3][2] Rather than being increased, rice yields after the campaign were substantially decreased.".

Rats on the other hand...

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'Biggest ever' Linux release

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Re: "commits"

Yes, it's a bit strange, but if you start to have a strange look at the language then you will never stop wondering about how strange it is (any language).

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perpetrate or carry out (a mistake, crime, or immoral act).

"he committed an uncharacteristic error"

synonyms: carry out, do, perform, perpetrate, engage in, enact, execute, effect, accomplish; More

be responsible for, be to blame for, be guilty of.

"he was on trial for a murder he had not committed"

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pledge or bind (a person or an organization) to a certain course or policy.

"they were reluctant to commit themselves to an opinion"

synonyms: pledge, devote, apply, give, dedicate, bind, obligate

"local business leaders committed themselves to community projects"

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It's nearly 2017 and JPEGs, PDFs, font files can hijack your Apple Mac, iPhone, iPad

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Re: @a_yank_lurker Cupertino is ...

The distro I use, Mageia, demands a root and a user password from the very beginning. I have used other distros too but I cannot remember even one that did differently.

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2016 has been a garbage fire. But 2017's looking up – there'll be loads of IPOs, beams Intel

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2016 has been a garbage fire

And when I read that I expected a lot about Brexit and Trumpism, not so.

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Sky’s CEO drops MVNO bombshell at results conference

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Reh: MVNO

Long ago I was working with web programming. Then one day my boss, who had visited a daughter company abroad came to ask me what PHP and LAMP stood for. I think I was able to keep a straight face, slightly pleased he would ask me, probably because he knew I was writing programs when he was still in kindergarten, but a bit surprised too. He had a Microsoft only background. So I told him all those abbreviations can be very annoying but that there is this whatis.com I use, if in doubt. He later came to thank me for the tip.

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Brexit killed any hopes of growth in global technology spending

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No, the euro has not also correspondingly fallen against the dollar in the same period. And I consider the whole Brexit a lose/lose situation as stupid as if Trump becomes the next POTUS. This should not prevent you from being an optimist, by any means, but please try to stick to facts.

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Soz, folklore fans! Negligence, not Nessie, sank WWI German sub

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And some claim

Germans have no humour.

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Ubuntu 16.10: Yakkety Yak... Unity 8's not wack

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@ CrazyOldCatMan

I have a fairly similar background but went with Mageia after Mandrake/Mandriva, works fine, uses systemd but I don't really bother about it, as long as it works.

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German regulators won't let Tesla use the name 'Autopilot'

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Re: I don't get it!

Perhaps used at sea first, they call pilots to assist them after all.

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Dutch govt ordered to use open standards for comms from 2017

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Re: Change because of the change?

@ShelLuser, had a look at your previous comments just now and perhaps I had no good reason for calling you a troll, but then again what prevented you from entering "limux" into the search engine of your choice as the saying goes.

So here we go on the state of Limux in Munich.

http://www.ocsmag.com/2015/08/24/no-munich-is-not-considering-ditching-linux-and-going-back-to-windows/

Quite a project indeed and I am not surprised at the amount of "politics" around it. The state of things in the video.

And on TechRepublic we find this.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/after-three-years-of-linux-munich-reveals-draft-of-crunch-report-that-could-decide-its-open-source/

"Across the council there are about 20,000 Linux-based PCs used by staff alongside about 4,163 Windows-based PCs, with Windows generally used where line of business software cannot run on anything else."........

" The staggered nature of updates to client PCs is reflected in the spread of operating system versions used by the council. The most up to date clients run LiMux 5.x, based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which is run on about 45 percent of machines, 32 percent run version 4.1 and 23 percent run version 4.0.

Of the Windows machines, about 77 percent run Windows 7, nine percent run Windows XP / Vista and 14 percent run Windows 2000. The report gives the impression that managing Windows clients is more difficult because of the extent to which the configuration of each machine and installed software varies between departments, as well as processes for managing Windows machines being less well-established."

It does require guts to pull a project like this and I wish the town I live in had some of that. Also note how much Munich has contributed to LibreOffice.

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Re: Change because of the change?

Perhaps you could provide a link to how Munich switched back to Windows. But you are a troll and you won't mention Munich because then commentards could check you claims, and that would spoil your trolling. Munich is doing fine and saving money.There was a long term goal and some at Microsoft are still disturbed about Munich.

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