* Posts by ArthurKinnell

18 posts • joined 6 Oct 2011

SQL Server on Linux: Runs well in spite of internal quirks. Why?

ArthurKinnell
Linux

Real email servers

GroupWise does all of this, as it has done for years. Runs on Windows and Linux, and even let's you use Outlook as front end of you really must.

Anyway back on topic, MS Sql Linux can only be a good thing for me. We have 3 MS SqL instances purely for hosting DB's for 3rd party applications. So to have the option of hosting these on our Linux server instead of having to fork out for yet more MS licenses is great.

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Mythbuntu busted as last two devs working on media centre distro quit

ArthurKinnell
Unhappy

Sad news

indeed. Have been using mythtv and mythbuntu for years. As good as Kodi is, mythtv is a better back end. Up until 2 months ago I was lucky to get 1mb internet at home, so buying a fully (legally questionable) loaded box with Kodi or setting up my own mythtv server with multiple dvb-s and dvb-t cards was a no brainer.

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Never explain, never apologize: Microsoft silent on Outlook.com email server grief

ArthurKinnell
Happy

Feeling smug

that I put a stop to a proposal 18 months ago to migrate from Office 2003 and GroupWise 2014 to Office 365 with hosted Exchange. OK on paper it was cheaper (well the office 365 but was), when you look at total cost of ownership and sub fees over 4 years we were better off getting Office 2016 and commiting to GroupWise. Glad we did, as our data is still ours and there is only me to blame if GroupWise goes down which frankly it never does.

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NIST: People have given up on cybersecurity – it's too much hassle

ArthurKinnell
Linux

Ditch Windows

I feel your pain, bit I think you know the answer to your problem. Ditch Windows, it's insecure and riddled with malware.

My sons just started secondary school here in the UK, and I am pleased to learn that coding, raspberry pi's and Linux are all on the syllabus. Only issue is as he has been having Linux from birth he will probably know more than the teacher.

We run as many Linux servers as we can at work, and you won't find a windows terminal in our it department. All windows updates are rolled out to MS servers and workstations via ZenWorks patch management, so we don't get the painfully 2 day 300 update process on our Windows 7 boxes.

When you see the day to day stuff most people use PC for at home, browsing social media, reading news, sending email and producing documents and (poorly conceived) spreadsheets then you realise that they don't need windows for that. Linux could serve them well.

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Prime Minister May hints at shaking up Blighty's 'dysfunctional' rural broadband

ArthurKinnell
Happy

Re: good starting point

I've just had fttp installed at home 5 years after BT telling me they could never better the 1mb connection I was lucky to get twice a week on the aluminium lines serving our rural village. 5 months ago a fibre box appeared on the shared utility pole outside our house. We now have 190mb internet and phone with no copper or aluminum in sight. It transpires that in our area BT are going 18miles (via poles) from the city exchange in all directions. And it turns out to be a cheaper exercise than upgrading all the sub exchanges (our closest being 2miles away) and laying new copper lines to replace the aluminium.

I must admit I feel like I am living in 2100, now having fast internet and a telephone line I can use without hearing my neighbours conversations.

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UK.gov is doing sod all to break £20bn of locked-in IT contracts

ArthurKinnell
Windows

No Microshaft?

Not sure how MS doesn't appear in top spends, or are we to presume all gov departments run opensource software?

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New Gnome emerges blinking into the sunlight

ArthurKinnell
Pint

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Ahh, the joy of having freedom of choice!

I use Cinnamon on work PC and laptop, XFCE on some machines with server based roles. Mate on my own laptop and Cinnamon on my home PC. Played with gnome 3 over the years but the default full screen single menu bar nonsense just doesn't play ball with my mind.

The point is Linux users have choice, unless it's Unity.

Pint because I'm drinking.

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Smelly toilets, smokers and the Kardashians. Virgin Media staff grill top brass

ArthurKinnell
Linux

Not sure

I know they are using MicroFocus (Novell) Filr for file storage and sharing capabilities.

Tux because the best file servers are always Linux.

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VMware flings vCenter Server away from Windows, if you want

ArthurKinnell
Linux

One step closer

to clearing out Windows from our server room.

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HPE crams unloved software down Brits' throats – then charges them $9bn to swallow it

ArthurKinnell
Linux

Live long and prosper

Since Micro focus acquired Novell we have seen new releases of GroupWise, GroupWise Mobility Service, Filr, ZenWorks, iPrint, Open Enterprise Server and more. The road map ahead already shows more release of all these products coming out over the next 3 years at least. So your opinion of MF being the place software goes to die does not ring true I am afraid.

What MF intends to do with this remains to be seen, but I am sure the subject of this latest acquisition will be raised at the next MF UK summit in London next week.

Tux because we all love Linux right?

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ArthurKinnell
Linux

Live long and prosper

Since Micro focus acquired Novell we have seen new releases of GroupWise, GroupWise Mobility Service, Filr, ZenWorks, iPrint, Open Enterprise Server and more. The road map ahead already shows more release of all these products coming out over the next 3 years at least. So your opinion of MF being the place software goes to die does not ring true I am afraid.

I am sure the subject this latest acquisition will be raised at the next MF UK summit in London next week.

Tux because we all love Linux right?

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HORRIFIED Amazon retailers fear GOING BUST after 1p pricing cockup

ArthurKinnell
Happy

who cares?

So you use a multinational tax dogding company to sell your stuff, then they fuck up. My heart bleeds.....

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Victory for Microsoft as Supremes decline to hear Novell's WordPerfect whine

ArthurKinnell

I've spent most of my working life either in house with law firms, or as a contractor.

WordPerfect was the WP of choice when I started out in the late 90's and continued to be so (along with SoftSolutions and GroupWise) well into the 00's.

Speak to any secretary from that era still working and they will still talk glowingly of WordPerfect, and I don't blame them! Thankfully I don't often have to delve into the nastiness that is Word, but when I do it's to try and tidy up horrific formatting errors etc.

The Y2K bug killed SoftSolutions but there are still plenty of us out there using GroupWise!

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SUPERSIZE ME: Nokia unveils Surface rival and 2 plumped-up phablets

ArthurKinnell
Linux

If we can shoehorn linux

If we can Shoehorn Linux onto it, then I'll be able to run it up the flagpole and push the button on that. Has got to be Ubuntu Touch for me.

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ArthurKinnell

Shoehorn Linux onto it, then I'll be able to run it up the flagpole and push the button on that, I'm thinking Ubuntu Touch.

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'Chromecast - recycle it after a long fulfilling life of kitten videos'

ArthurKinnell

If we can Shoehorn Linux on to it, then I'll be able to run it up the flagpole and push the button on that.

So true, would have to be Debian flavoured though. None of this Redhat nonsense. I mean Yum really?

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Netflix cracks wallet to spur open source cloud development

ArthurKinnell

How about linux support

Instead of trying to get some free development how about actually supporting Linux?

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Fedora 16: Linux home for lost Ubuntu GNOMEs

ArthurKinnell

always debian based for me

apt-get that is all I have to say

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