194 posts • joined 20 Mar 2012
Frippery you say...
I'm with "jake" up there ^, throw the monkey off your back.
Use something else. Say goodbye to this nonsense forever.
Get a generic server and use Nas4free. Advantages? Cost; freedom from proprietary formats and parts; great user community. Disadvantages? Well only 'some assembly required' but about the same amount as the unpopulated units.
Is this version available to businesses? How does the support compare with the support from the other vendor. In other words "Is this a like-for-like comparison?"
Gah - It's a good deal more complex than 'Look on the website' in my experience. That's why I asked if anyone actually knew.
"Linux costs more to run for almost all uses except web servers.". How does that work? More electricity? More servers? More admins? More hamsters? Extraordinary claims require details. Bald statements are the stuff of astroturfers.
"Only if your time has no value."
My actual experience... less time is used looking after Linux than looking after Windows, so the time-has-a-value thing works IN FAVOUR of Linux.
"- the supported versions like Redhat and SUSE are more expensive to license!"
Are they? Does anyone here actually know the facts (comparing like-for-like) here?
What's all the fuss about 'Fuck you Microsoft' etc?
It's not as if there aren't alternatives, some are even free. Linux On The Desktop was two years ago in my business. Linux Mint 17 ftw. I've also got FreeBSD spinning away in the server room. Also free. Get with the program Granddad.
... "Get 4k'd"
Ground breaking journalism here by John Leyden...
... Some people didn't get hacked by a 'hacker ring' that might have been one bloke, who didn't do anything. Hold the front page!
... so the same as the Electrolux Trilobite then...
... that died the death - I'm guessing this will too. Anyone remember the Dyson washing machine?
It's a long way down the high street to the chemists.
I'm not popping round to our neighbours in Persues-Pisces any time soon.
>Linux isn't, never was, and despite the work of Gnome et al, never will be
>a drop-in replacement for Windows.
It is for me and my business. (Mint 17 XFCE user here. Vee satisfied.)
Mate is an ADVANTAGE of Linux Mint but not the reason to move...
.. The reason to move is that Canonical has lost the plot, whereas Mint gets it.
Re: This is actually true...
This is actually true...
... I've been putting Travis Bickle, on a form I have to use, for YEARS. NO ONE has commented.
""The NRC's computers cannot affect US nuclear power plant operations – the plants' safety and control systems are physically isolated and have no Internet connectivity," Burnell wrote on the NRC website."
Tell that to the management at Nantaz in Iran.
The real problem is they've forgotten what it was like under the thumb of MS.
I'm SHOCKED that it has taken MS so long, to bring Munich back. It would never have taken that long under Bill. He'd have spent the money required straight away.
An American judge will decide that...
... 'not saying everything is OK' is THE SAME as say 'We have turned over you stuff to the NSA'.
Is their encryption supplied by the NIST? Well guess what?
If you want stuff to stay out of the hands of Uncle Sam don't place it on the intertubes!
This is a very odd thing for MS to do.
I suppose it is a left over from the aquisition of the Nokia phone department, like the X phones. Still, it would be amusing if it was a huge success. Also like the X phones.
I think I speak for most people here when I say...
"No one cares what Gartner has been paid to say"
It won't be better than the BBC version. Ben does an awesome Stephen.
Oh look, here it is now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PNd1rldj0k
Re: One Tip...
Can't get good wiffy in Leeds?
It must be the Leeds in Kent, because in the one in Yorkshire it's difficult to walk around because of the strength of the free wiffy.
Clearly, PC Plod have failed to listen to Princess Leia...
... 'The more you whack the mole, the more moles there are' or something.
Anyone considering buying a Toshiba drive would do well to review their warranty...
which for my new drive was effectively 'none'. Shop elsewhere or live to regret it.
I don't know much about this tech, but i do like their...
.. pants, deluxe.
Re: Stifel Nicholaus?
A Google search soon finds relationships between MicroSoft and Stifel. For instance: http://www.stifel.com/investor-relations/board-of-directors/michael-w-brown
I think that tells you all you need to know about Stifel.
Here's what the Securities and Exchange Commission had to say about them: "and the firm hid the risks “through a series of falsehoods and misrepresentations." "
... and expect the service to be shut down when it doesn't take over the world in two years...
... and imagine the grief you'll get from the others that you persuaded to use the service?
There's less MS astroturfing in the comments than I expected.
Well, a bit less anyway. Perhaps it's due to the wholesale conversion of El Reg. to a MS promotional vehicle?
I'm guessing she's there because of the fiasco that is...
Re: No problem for me then !
"Can someone actually provide a detailed definition of "dangerous indiviual"."
"Any person not in a continuously vegetative state."
I liked the Windows 2000 interface...
... so I changed to Linux Mint XFCE. I'm much happier now, with A LOT less support to do. Think about it.
I'm saying Microsoft FUD....
... and ironically they were the inventors of 'Not a bug, a feature.'
What is wrong with getting software from someone else?
It's not like there are no alternatives. As for the 'It doesn't work the same' argument, surely that has been taken care of by Windows 8 and Office 2012. In fact Linux Mint seems to work almost the same as Xp and Libre Office seems a lot more like Office used to be that the current version.
I'm only guessing but I feel the answer is that the people responsible for purchasing have some sort of relationship with MS?
Relying on cats to do things...
... is an exercise in futility.
Another Gartner press release?
Really? Is it a slow news day does Gartner Know Something?
Re: Sowing confusion
Err, no,radar was invented by a German, Hulsmeyer, based on the work of Hertz of Hertz fame.
This is all very nice but...
...BRING BACK QUANTUM BIGFOOT. What's that? 'No one makes 5.25 inch drive bays any more', they will if Bigfoot comes back.
Someone needs to get sacked for this fiasco.
Not bonuses and trebles all round.
Re: 1950s obscenity law to stifle online stiffies
This is exactly what is planned. The 'internet' WILL stop at the twelve mile limit. To get on the British web you'll need to apply for permission, fill in the forms, and, crucially, pay the fee. The fee will be trivial on introduction, so you won't be able to say 'It's too much', then, when the principle is established it will go up every year. In other words a back door tax.
There are many existing examples. We all know about cars and alcohol, but there are many more hidden from the public because they are industry specific.
Speaking as an M.P. I think the plebs should have to have a doctors note to look at smut.
I will be checking the smut to see what the plebs should be protected from of course.
No-one cares what Cherie Booth QC thinks now.
Why tie these people into the MicroSoft symbiosis.
Isn't now the ideal time to look at alternatives? There are a number of low-cost, low-bandwidth solutions, take DVDs with a few of those.
2014 is the year of Linux on thr desktop...
... at least in my business.
And the price is?
The GFI web site is suspiciously silent on the matter.
Government departments surprised by arrival of April 2014.
It's sad really. These people don't even own a calendar.
I'm not quite clear why Plusnet is being tied in with this.
It's nothing to do with them.
This is all very well, but what about bringing back the original Bigfoot drive?
The Quantum Bigfoot was 5.25 inch format. It was large, both physically and more importantly in storage capacity, slow, reliable and cheap. Whatsnottolike?
I've got to agree, Mint XFCE 32 bit has proved a very satisfactory replacement for XP on our, err, period, hardware here at work.
I tried Ubuntu in various flavours first, but found them lacking in one way or another. Mint has worked for us, maybe others about to leave Microsoft should give it a try.
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