108 posts • joined Tuesday 20th March 2012 09:38 GMT
I'm making it simpler in my business...
... by replacing all the Microsoft stuff with open source equivalents.
Elsewhere someone rebuked me for suggesting this kind of thing. 'Sticking with MS is cheaper' they said. 'No rewriting' they said. 'No staff training' they said. Keep telling yourselves that, MS customers, every time this sort of thing comes around.
Re: The funding will soon be withdrawn
Even the US government aren't stupid enough to create a surveillance resistant network that they can't easily spy on themselves again.
Hmm, clearly disproportional. I wonder where that will lead?
It wouldn't surprise me if things escalated between Koch bros and Anon.
Talk is cheap.
And easy, compared with actually doing anything. Which is probably impossible for US companies anyway.
My take on this as a Mint user and an ex-Ubuntu user is...
The Linux Mint devs get it and Canonical have lost the plot. I get a faultless web experience with mint XFCE out-of-the-box. Its actually easier to use than WinXP, never mind Win8.
Re: @ CAPS LOCK
... don't let the door hit you on the arse on the way out.
Try Puppy Linux.
It runs well on nearly everything, and the web experience was spot on. One thing though, I had some difficulty installing to the hard disk until I discovered the 'One-click' installer on the Puppy Linux forum. Start Puppy from a USB stick, use the built in browser to find the Puppy forums, find the 'One-click' installer, download, unpack and run it, err, easy.
It's a Tradgedy.
Torches and pitchforks all round.
Hmmm, this reminds me of "A better Windows than Windows"
Being better at running your competitors applications is not a road you should go down.
Can El Reg please stop treating Gartners stuff as facts.
In fact can we please stop hearing about what Gartner is paid to say altogether.
It pains me to say it, as a Linux user myself, but...
... I think the enthusiasm for Linux amongst large corporations is largely a reflection of technical ignorance amongst senior manager, who, it has to be said, can tell you a lot more about the Law of Tort than they can about the use of goto.
There is a simple solution....
... (but I suppose it won't work for businesses) get a Gmail account. Attachments are scanned for you.
Re: not a galaxy killer at all
I think you'll find no-sd-slot is the standard in the Googorola world. We all know why they do it, but it's a deal breaker for so many you would think they would have done a quiet u-turn by now.
... a slack jawed contractor digs through your cable. "We'll fix it when we get 'round to it". What , you forgot to factor in the cost of broadband 3g failover? Oh dear.
Yeah. throw your lot in with MS....
... what could possibly go wrong.
This kind of thing would rustle my jimmies...
... if I used Microsoft products.
I love goats.
Where are they going to get the kit?
From Intel? Huawei? IBM?
Another brilliant product brought to you by...
... the House of Amstrad.
Re: Well, this is all very clever and all that, but what about bringing back...
"20 platter full height Bigfoot"
NOW your talkin'.
Well, this is all very clever and all that, but what about bringing back...
... the Quantum Bigfoot. Nearly 50% bigger for the same number of platters.
... "Obscure writers pay money to stay obscure."
Re: I think...
IME Mint XFCE is the way to go. Goodbye XP.
It isn't a huge prblem...
... since they won't be making or selling many.
Hundreds of voices cried out in terror...
...and were ignored as usual.
I love these threads where Fandroids and Fanbois try to ...
... piss in each others wellies.
Re: The real moral of the story is...
Well, you may be nekkid under your clothes, but I and the rest of the right-thinking folks have a coat of woad under our clothes. <Marches off, nekkid but for a coat of woad, singing The Woad Ode: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Woad_Ode>
What, you didn't know that newspapers, well the media in general, are above the law?
Why laptop size?
Surely if your putting all that technology into a drive you want it to be as large as possible. I can't understand why the Quantum Bigfoot drives died out.
Is it last week again...
... or am I having a deja vu?
Everyone with half a brain recognises this....
.. which is why the aquisition of RIM slipped by MS.
Success is assured.
I'm sure the world will be beating a path to the door for this. MicroSoft and Oracle, what a winning combination.
I have a number of XP systems, but I'm not going Win7 or Win8, I've been trying out Linux Mint for the last few months and I now find it good enough. For me at least, 2013 is the year of Linux-on-the-desktop.
Didn't Microsoft kill off a better browser by giving away an inferior one?
I believe it did.
Re: Democracy by Mumsnet
We won't be 'going back to normal'. This has all been thought through. When the current scheme is deemed failed a more aggressive scheme will be necessary. This in turn will fail leading eventually to a government approved white list. Stretch out with your feelings - you know it's true.
If David Cameron and other naive MPs want to associate themselves with this...
... and other ill thought out schemes let them. They'll just end up as a laughing stock as the internet routes round the damage.
In the end the 'official' internet is headed for a white-list only, with forms to fill in and a charge to pay to get on. By then of course the world will have moved on.
Re: "There's an app for that"
Sush. Lets keep that to ourselves.
Re: Look at NSA-approved crypto
The Grauniad can't manage to install spell checking, how are they going to manage AES-256? Don't be fooled, flying people around the world is theatre, not journalism.
I'm now having a nostalgia for the seventies.
Lets have a winter of discontent. Glaswegian trades unionists on the telly! Rubbish in the streets. Marksist rhetoric. Power cuts. Prog. rock then punk. Everything was better back then.
As usual Gartner says what it is paid to say. By now no one cares what Gartner thinks.
Re: Why be half safe? @Rukario @Uncle Slacky
"a Micro SD card will fit inside a hollow coin" - In the event I'm pretty sure a micro SD card will fit inside a hollow human. I was going to say "If push comes to shove" but I won't.
TOR users beware the 'Enigma effect'.
Users of TOR should remember that the German High Command believed that the Enigma system was impenetrable, with the possible exception of Admiral Donitz.
It's entirely possible that the whole system is transparent to the NSA, GCHQ etc. Even though it's open source let's not forget its origin.
Let's campaign for the removal of words such as...
... governance and all that stuff used by 'consultants'. 'Don't look at me when I'm lying to the client' - a 'consultant' for a well known accountancy firm said that to me before a meeting.
a "bureau of sysadmins"
Is this the collective noun then? I would have thought a "not-in-yet of sysadmins", or a "sorry-I'm-a-bit-hungover of sysadmins"