765 posts • joined 4 Jun 2007
Fortunately, the kernel is the only thing that ever requires patching, right? RIGHT?
That's really more of a *headdesk*.
I run Notes 8.5.1, and it's a pile of poo. I don't care if it doesn't get hit by viruses, it doesn't do the job. Your immediate accusation of "fanboy" is way off the mark. I do like Outlook, FWIW, but I despise Notes for reasons that have nothing to do with a particular penchant for Microsoft software, rather to do with a craptacular UI, unreliability, slowness, and numerous "WTF?" moments in a given day. I have never used a piece of software that caused me such pure rage, and it's exacerbated by the fact that Notes fanboys such as yourself cannot fathom that anyone might not love their precious pile of flaming feces. In point of fact, I know that I cannot possibly reason with you or convince you that my perspective has any merit, because I have tried and tried to do so with Notes aficionados in the past, and two things are always clear: they are absolutely convinced their chosen product is the best in the world, and they have never really used any competing product, so they're not aware that the rest of the world has moved on in terms of usability, functionality, and aesthetics.
In short, there's one area where Outlook could use a minor improvement, which is security, and there are numerous areas where Notes could use major improvement. But go ahead and flame away . . . fanboy.
Notes would protect you by crashing or refusing to run at all.
In before the Opera fanboys
Blah blah blah Opera did it first etc.
Misses the point
The thing about using a Blackberry is that encryption is *easy*, which is not the case with most encryption solutions. As someone who runs your own IMAP server, you've already identified yourself as outside the run of normal users; that option is either not available or not appealing to most people. Maybe they *should* care enough to do so, but they won't.
You don't get it
I'll assume you haven't really used virtualization, since you entirely miss the point of it.
View has supported offline desktops since version 3, so I'm not sure why the article claims that this is a "new" feature in 4.5. In any case, where VMware needs to focus their efforts with View is in making the damn thing stable and reliable. It has enough features; they just need to work reliably!
B-b-but . . . Opera!
Opera is perfect in every way! It's better than perfect! It's amazing! It does everything you could possibly want it to do, even if you haven't thought of it yet! If it "arbitrarily" deletes your bookmarks, that's just because the Opera developers have implemented the "delete useless bookmarks" feature which automagically purges your preferences of all the stuff you don't need. Your problem is that you didn't realize you didn't need it. And aren't you happier now that you've been released from the excess baggage of your past?
Opera is the best!
This just in, some people use technology in a different fashion than you. I realize that means they're inferior human beings probably deserving of being made into Soylent Green, but it is true, nonetheless.
Blah blah blah Opera
Something something "no bugs or security holes ever" something something "totally awesome browser" yadda yadda "Opera" etc.
I don't hate Opera . . .
. . . it just doesn't have the features that I want/need.
My issue with the Opera fanbois is that, when I explain the features that I enjoy in Firefox, they smugly say "Opera has those!" and fail to understand that Opera either *doesn't* have them or doesn't implement them as well. As a result, my apathy towards Opera turns into a hatred for Opera by association with its "advocates."
Nope, it doesn't have NoScript or ABP. I'm getting tired of posting this reply to ignorant Opera users, but, even though I'm 90% certain you're trolling (the giveaway was the "looks better"), but I feel like it needs to be driven home that the functionality you think is NoScript is not NoScript.
I'm running Firefox 4 beta 3, and it works fine with NoScript.
Westfield is not the government, it's a corporation. When you figure out the difference, your perspective will be considered. If you read the article (a challenging task, I know, since your Marmite-stained fingers could hardly restrain themselves from assaulting the keyboard), you'll note that the local *government* did not press charges and let the would-be proselytizer go.
Ooh, I know
It supports AdBlock, for one. Also, it doesn't come with a small but voluble cadre of annoying fanboys.
No . . .
. . . but I am related to him.
In before the cretins
I may not approve of ex-Senator Stevens' politics, but neither will I celebrate his possible demise. In a world with millions of power-grabbing, self-serving politicians, he was just one more, and I'm sure even he had people who cared about him and who will mourn his passing. On their behalf and on that of the relatives of the others killed in the crash, I extend my condolences.
"As is true with everything these days in the good ol' US of A, it all comes down to politics"
You could just take out all the words between "everything" and the subordinate clause and be just as accurate or possibly substitute it with "with humans." Seriously, find me anything in the world that matters at all that does *not* come down to politics. Even in supposedly pure practices such as math and science, politics still rears its ugly head; why should this be a surprise when dealing with the Internet, which affects billions of people?
Aaaand . . .
. . . this sort of douchebaggery is why I quit reading /. so many years ago. You know it's bad when Reg commentards set a higher standard for civility.
Not even tested
But only because no one cares about Opera.
Made entirely of synthetics and appealing to the mass market?
I'm not a fan of iProducts
. . . but the original poster in this thread came off as a colossally arrogant douchebag and deserved to be put down.
It's "their stupid." Get your flaming right, n00b.
Soooooo . . .
You object to smart people getting together and sharing ideas? No one reading your blog, I take it?
I actually encase my entire computer in lead and manipulate the keyboard with mechanical waldoes. When I'm done, the container is ejected from the case into a thermite-driven furnace and incinerated down the last toxic molecule. That's what I call safe!
Unless this is a very new feature set, Opera doesn't incorporate AdBlock+ or NoScript. You can add AdBlock+-like functionality (albeit inferior to ABP), but NoScript pseudo-functionality required an add-on, last I checked, which was also inferior to NoScript on Firefox.
This is a non-issue. If the gay teens in question didn't want their personal information exposed, they should never have made it available to a third party, especially one on the Internet. At least, that's the argument I always hear in the the discussions about Facebook violating users' privacy, so I don't see why it shouldn't hold up here.
And furthermore . . .
Having reread the article, it sounds like XPRT is claiming that eBay got a look at XPRT's technology and then went ahead and both used and patented it themselves without licensing it, which sounds pretty damn close to theft in the vernacular sense.
Commentards need to learn to read
The Reg is reporting that XPRT claims that eBay stole its technologies. If XPRT is *not* claiming that, then you might have a point, but it sounds like they are, so you don't.
Welcome to The Register!
You must be new here, so I'll just let you know that if you get your panties in a twist over such a little thing, you'll surely be offended much more by, for example, their coverage of all things Apple. I look forward to your future expressions of offense.
Best. Job. Ever.
I want to be a SCO lawyer. Those guys must be raking in the cash, and all they have to do is file motions and send bills to whoever is still running SCO.
Well, that's good
"Evans – who often refers to himself as the "world's No. 1 hacker" and is regularly interviewed by various Fox News anchors and affiliates"
He's a shoo-in for CTO in the next Republican Presidential administration!
After reading this article, I popped into the Backup application to check out its behavior. Turns out the network share to which I was backing up my data was no longer accessible since I changed my network password. No big deal, except that I'm on a domain, and Windows Backup should use my AD credentials, AND it never notified me that my backups were failing. Add my vote for this software being a POS.
"With any OS update push, there will be problems. They are however occurring to a vanishingly small proportion of the user base."
And you know the proportion is "vanishingly small" how? Let's see your data, Sparky.
"This is usual and expected and in no way is it unique to Apple."
But . . . "Apple, it just works." The schadenfreude non-Apple users is the result of the smug fanboi gits who tout how seamless the Apple experience is, when, as you rightly point out, it's not, and that's just the nature of complex technology.
So, what you're saying . . .
. . . is that you have a different opinion about current Linux distros than the author of the article and would advise people to do something else.
"Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man."
From now on, Andrew Orlowski will be known to me as "The Dude." Andrew, I will drink a White Russian in your honor. The Dude abides.
As a long-time desktop Linux skeptic, I finally think Ubuntu is ready for prime time. It's almost as usable as XP, quick to boot, more secure than Windows, and, of course, free. There are reasons I wouldn't recommend it for widespread corporate use, but it's good for many end-user workloads and home use. Hopefully Dell will actually promote it.
Seems like it's working
Being in this camp has already taught these youths valuable lessons about resourcefulness and perseverance. Next time, they'll know better than to trust the taxi drivers. Also, I anticipate a wacky sitcom based on these real-life events!
I gave up caffeine cold turkey some years ago, and, two weeks later, when the sharp stabbing pains in my head finally stopped recurring, I counted myself completely weaned. Some time later, I became addicted again because I found that my body clock wanted a nap in the mid-afternoon, a habit which is typically frowned upon by the humorless, suit-wearing Powers That Be, so I started drinking caffeine again to get through those dips in my circadian rhythms. A one-off test like that cited in the study fails to address how coffee gets people through the work day by allowing them to overcome the compulsion to slip into blessed unconsciousness and leave behind the hideous tedium of their quotidien lives.
The British spelling is "auxh," right? I know you guys love throwing extra "u"s and "h"s into every word willy-nilly, a throwback to the days when the official language of Britain was, ahem, French.
A good start
And when IBM's power has been eroded enough, perhaps someone will be able to strike a finishing blow into the black and undead heart of Lotus Notes, consigning it finally into the hell where it belongs and bringing peace to its victi--er, users.
This just in . . .
. . . not all lasers are in the visible spectrum. So, no, not so much.
I'm going to guess that the moderators are stuck under such an avalanche of invective that they haven't gotten any responses posted yet. I await the "creative" misspellings of "Microsoft" and "Windows" which so enliven a dull day, to say nothing of the froth-covered, bile-filled, largely-incoherent and misspelled torrent of vitriol and hatred which is sure to ensue. For extra points, please be sure to include the following:
Just to be certain
My upvote means I approve of Sarah's post, not the previous commentard.
He sold software! That bastard! If he were an oil company exec or a mafia don or something like that, I could see your hate, but let's try to keep some perspective.
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