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Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

blondie101
Trollface

It's Wayland now isn't it? Or MIR?

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blondie101
Linux

Re: "UNIX generally uses Ctrl-Insert to copy, and Shift-Insert to paste....."

Or just select (copy), middle-mouse (paste)?? In some places life is just good(tm).

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That Google ARM love-in: They want it for their own s*** and they don't want Bing having it

blondie101

pure powerplay

According to Cringerly (http://www.cringely.com/2013/11/25/intel-wants-everyones-chip-maker/) maybe Intel will be making Google's chips.... at 14nm.... And not because Intel likes Google but because they have so much 14nm capacity and (maybe) not enough buyers. What will they do? Next years will be very interesting.

Oh and Googel wants this because they rather buy a design than they must buy the whole package from one. Macchiavelli's "divide and conquer"... In all respects.

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Microsoft rallies channel troops: Sell, sell, sell our spanking new 'Cloud OS'

blondie101
Trollface

Re: Watch yer backs

> "companies are already swarming round it like flies to shit..."

> Because it's already dead?

No because it stinks...

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The only way is Office: UK Parliament to migrate to Microsoft cloud

blondie101

Re: Have we learned nothing....

And it convenient for the government too, to know everything of your members of parliament. Saves time. Why have a debate any more, you know all opinions in advance.

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iPhone slips in Europe as Windows Phone claims OVER 10% market share

blondie101

What a crap. Market share CAN be about units, it MUST not. For example in the server market, market share is normally measured in income not units. Otherwise is was impossible for MS to have a (out of my head) share of about 30 ~50% while (nearly) all big clouds are running Linux only. Linux server market share is exclusively about ENTERPRISE Linux distros. For the proprietary unices the (unit) market share is almost not measurable, but in income they still count (just like mainframe).

If market share was about income instead of units Apple is probably on top, followed by Samsung. Android is invissible and Google's mobile revenue is (black?) magic.

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Microsoft Surface sales numbers revealed as SHOCKINGLY HIDEOUS

blondie101
FAIL

Re: Too bad

> You just hit the core issue Don Jefe... WindowsRT is NOT Windows.. in the same way iOS is not OSX.

> Microsoft never quite got that message.

That and they should have based it on Windows Phone code instead of Windows nx/xp/7/8 code. And built win8 as a proper desktop OS without all that touch nonsense. Just like Apple (iOS/OSX) en Google (Android/Chromebook) are doing. One size doesn't fit all devices.

Sharing a kernel can be wise, sharing a UI code base for desktop and touch is foolish.

jm2c's

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SIM crypto CRACKED by a SINGLE text, mobes stuffed with spyware

blondie101
Devil

It shouldn't be that hard. The operators could filter out the text messages before they send it to the devices. A kind of virus checking for SMS...

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Microsoft parades Windows 8.1, the version you may actually want

blondie101
Linux

Re: The WHINING of the WINTARDS

> If Android is Linux then I can surely

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>Use an open source JDK / JRE to run my Tomcat or Jetty on it

You can. Not directly out of the box, but I've seen OpenSuSe running on a Galaxy S2 right onto the stock kernel. You only need root access. And yes you could run Tomcat on top of it. Usefull? I doubt! Fun? Yes! (and that what Linux is, fun to use!! :-) )

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FONDLESLAB market DEATH STRUGGLE: Latest rankings in

blondie101

windows and byod doesn't match

The main reason for succes of iOS and Android is the ease of use or better the ease of system management of your own device. You don't have to be like a system administrator. Quite different from Windows (Pro/i386/x86_64) devices with its endless ways of installing and updating software from all sources. My experience is that ordinary people are not capable of properly take care of their device. With the controlled environments of Apple and Google this is a no-brainer. Maybe WinRT can compete but this platform lacks all other advantages of 'normal' windows. A very difficult game Microsoft has to play.

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Microsoft leads charge against Google's Android in EU antitrust complaint

blondie101

Re: Ha!

'Seriously? This came from Microsoft (by proxy)? They have the biggest ones I've ever seen'

No if it's your strategy to have a software monopoly and crunch all your competitors then it's all right. ;-)

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blondie101

Re: Huh?

'It is not possible to remove Google apps (e.g. Chrome, Maps etc).'

Bullish, look at cyanogen mod or Amazon's kindle. Booth without chocolate apps.

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Amazon slashes Windows cloud pricing

blondie101
Linux

hard battle voor microsoft

Microsoft tries to get a piece of the action (remember their cloud presence is almost like their phone's) with higher prices than their biggest competitor? Good luck! Because I can see no compelling reason that one has to buy Microsoft in the cloud. Cloud == web and web based stacks on Linux are hot while Microsoft's stack is not. The only reason is some old-fashioned enterprise app that requires windows. There are a lot off them, but I hardly see any new load coming to Windows.

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Fujitsu makes Windows Server 2012 see double

blondie101
FAIL

wtf

So they are putting a HA cluster in a SPOF??? What are they smoking??? Making a very complicated setup (means much more change to f*k-up) in a SPOF rig? What's the point? So you can check "we have an HA cluster"? Or is w2k12 so unreliable you always need two? or....

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Top tools for junior Linux admins

blondie101
Holmes

my list

If you really want to master Linus system administration:

0. Take a LSB course

1. Linux from scratch

2. Choose family

3. Master the package manager (pkg/apt or rpm/yum,zypper,..)

4. Learn basic vi

5. Learn basic regex

6. Learn to script, start with basic bash later you can matter python

7. Learn autoyast (side family)/kickstart (red hat family)/preseed (Debian family) for fully automated OK installation

8. Learn puppet/chef

By then you've got a few years of experience.

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Microsoft tries to sell home Office users on subscription pricing

blondie101

Re: Microsoft copying Google YET AGAIN

Office365 is a Windows only sollution so one can argue if it is web based software or a last century fat client solution in disguise?

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Report: Tablets to outsell ALL PCs by 2016

blondie101

Re: tablets, as they are now, are a dead end

Or will it be like this: you pair your smartphone our tablet with a dumb terminal with real keyboard, mouse and use your window () as screen at the office only if you have to do some 'real' work. When you are done you just take your device with you stop you can access your work everywhere from out of the cloud. Or am I smoking something now?

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Microsoft 'surprised' by Google Gmail 'winter cleaning'

blondie101

Re: I must be the odd one

You are absolutely right! IMAP support in Outlook is really bad, but then it was was never built for it.

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Microsoft reveals Windows RT OEMs

blondie101
Devil

Re: Mark my words: these won't sell

eeh, you meant it doesn't run their usaul iPad apps... ;-)

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Microsoft tightens grip on OEM Windows 8 licensing

blondie101
Meh

Re: Well you are overlooking something

Big companies tend to put their own image of OS on a machine instead of the preinstalled OEM version. Wonder how this new scheme is goiing to affect the bih companies.

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Microsoft pops preview of 'biggest, most ambitious' Office yet

blondie101
FAIL

Re: Why am I not finding any of this remotely interesting?

So what you're describing is a 100% Microsoft lockin: sharepoint and O365 do not work on all devices (far from it) and it does not look like it's going to get better. Only if you buy in this Microsoft thingy for the full 100% it will work. And they trying to sell this in 2012??? They're still living a decade ago...(LOL)

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Microsoft 'mulled Nokia buyout, ran away screaming'

blondie101
Holmes

Will Google buy Nokia?

Or at least make sure that the price is "right". Google might be interested because of all the IP Nokia possesses. I'm not sure if Motorola give them enough firepower....

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Windows 8: We kick the tyres on Redmond's new tablet wheels

blondie101
FAIL

Re: train wreck

"Metro is perfectly suited to those who want an entertainment/information displaying/social networking device... ie:a consumer. Productivity and use of a PC as a working tool is something else entirely, so whilst MS may win over the consumer with Metro they are going to have a hard time pushing it to those who use a PC as a productivity tool."

If this is their target who on earth will they win from iPad and Android? Don't see it happening. They will be third and that's not how the Microsoft eco system can survive... Start selling your shares...

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Can Windows 8 bag Microsoft 20 more years at the top?

blondie101

Re: It never was about the software

I think MS won't be able to retain it's hold on the IT market as it is today. They're just too late on the smartphone/tablet market to get a > 90% market share. It a pity it took 20 years....

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blondie101

Re: It never was about the software

Do you have the answer for the (right) question?

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Microsoft unveils Windows 8 'release preview' for June

blondie101
FAIL

Re: It's so clearly a turd

I dare you to compare with iOS.... that's what it's aiming at and there it will fail. Windows will never have it's monopoly again: thank god

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Munich's mayor claims €4m savings from Linux switch

blondie101
Linux

win365

There's only one problem with this "WIN": it won' t run on anything but microsoft.... So you buy a "cloud solution" that requires one make of client.... I'v never understood this...

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Met plod will use 1980s software to police Olympics

blondie101
WTF?

decent information system

any decent information system lasts for centuries, nothing new here. Ask your bank when they started their banking system, I bet it during the 60's, maybe 70's, so that's pretty old too. Nothing wrong with old systems as long one keeps it current.

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Moore's Law savior EUV faces uncertain future

blondie101
Holmes

Re: Nikon?

Yep Nikon is a big name, but the biggest is ASML, a Dutch company.

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blondie101
Happy

one manufactoror is still confident

ASML expect to ship production EUV in 2013: http://www.asml.com/asml/show.do?ctx=41905&rid=41906

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Charge of the Metro brigade: Did Microsoft execs plan to take a hit?

blondie101
Childcatcher

Re: What would Apple do?

Apple attracts people with nice products. They have to because they are not mainstream. What is MS doing: bullying people to walk their way. Someday this is going to fail. Will 8 be this failure? Place your bets, please.

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blondie101
Holmes

Re: Not a chance

What if the tablet market keeps growing like it does now, how long will it take before more tablets than pc's are sold? I don't believe MS will have the same market share in tablets as they have in PC. MS has to reinvents itself to not become the next mainframe builder (you can still make shigloss of money with it, but you won't lead anymore)

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Why Windows 8 server is a game-changer

blondie101
FAIL

Re: PowerShell

But why pay for a proprietary solution when you can get it all for free. MS is no playeron the internet cloud providers and I don't see it changing. Is there one compelling reason?

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Windows 8: Thrown into a multi-tasking mosh pit

blondie101
FAIL

Re: If I was Microsoft I'd be worried

And when will that be you reckon? The same day mainframe will get their supremacy back or when there will be dinosaurs again?

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blondie101
FAIL

Re: Lots of overreacting

Which new users? The ones coming from iPad or even Android? Really? You are serious? Won't ever happen.

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Samsung spanks Apple in world's biggest mobile market

blondie101
Devil

Re: 15m people using iPhones on a 2G network?

Our use wifi? Like most people do with a smartphone whenever they can.

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Mozilla to drop Windows 8 Firefox bomb on IE 10

blondie101
Linux

Re: Will it still apply

You mean that companies can pay local contractors in stead of handing over tax money to the USA... Our investing the money in their own company in stead of handing it over in a licensing scam....

Why paying for crap services anymore?

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MYSTERY programming language found in Duqu

blondie101
Mushroom

Re: ADA, Forth, Assembly, etc.

Mono's .NET because it's evil in itself

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Windows 8: Sugar coating on Microsoft's hard-to-swallow tablet

blondie101
Linux

Re: Oops!

I'm a powershell noob, but " shutdown -s -t:1" reminds me of old times, now I just enter "poweroff" ;-)

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41-megapixel MONSTER mobe shutters Nokia knockers

blondie101
Happy

Re: Line up, line up for Nokia's new 41MP camera..

Maybe that manufacturer can license the Nokia technology en get it to the market quick and with a real Phone OS.

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Windows 8 on ARM: Microsoft bets on Office 15 and IE10

blondie101
Windows

just out curiosity

Is anyone here really looking out for WOA/Win8 and will line up for the stores? Does anyone really care?

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Windows 8 hardware rules 'derail user-friendly Linux'

blondie101
Stop

devestating for some dutch gov

In the netherlands there is a large department that uses a secure memory stick as booting device to connect to the department's network. Personal equipment is used. This MS policy will harm all users big time when it starts to prevent officers to use their fresh bought laptop/pc to use this stick. If Dutch gov is wise they have to protect there investment now by stopping MS with this policy.

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Amazon floats free Windows Server clouds

blondie101
FAIL

Low demand?

Is demand for Windows in the cloud this low that they are forced to lower prices to attrack one or two customers...

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Microsoft mum on leaked Phone OS plans

blondie101
Happy

yep, you're absolute right. Macs are a niche. You can hardly state Macs dominate the desktop market, do you?

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blondie101
FAIL

re: You may not like it, but others certainly do!

Whether WP is a good product or not is not the discussion, WP is a niche and the masses just don't care. Time is changing.

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Firefox devs mull dumping Java to stop BEAST attacks

blondie101
Stop

Is Defense Industry Enterprise enough?

"Unless they are some weird hippy corporation that hasn't yet learned better (not because firefox has a problem per se, just because a lot of business software still doesn't work 100% properly in it)."

Do you consider Defense (like government) hippy? So speak for yuorself and not what other oraganisations are running!

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Googlenet runs on '900,000 servers'

blondie101
Holmes

RE: 900,000 too low for 198MW of power

Google uses no SAN or NAS but use their 2 build in normal desktop (maybe laptop nowadays) sata disk to form their ever expanding uber GFS storage thing. Network interaces tops probable at 2 certainly no more (give me one good reason). The only thing they spend some money on is on ECC memory, all the rest they buy the best bung for the buck. So have a look in the price list of the most common HW vedors and you can make a good guess what a Google server could look like.

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RHEL 6.1 lays foundation for future servers

blondie101
Unhappy

centos

mhahahahaha.... epic fail....

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Desktop Linux: the final frontier

blondie101
FAIL

outlook & exchange

so '90... nowadays email is a commodity that you order in the cloud. Especially if you want to hire some young folks.

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