145 posts • joined 20 Mar 2012
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.
Tin foil hats all round. Don't panic, don't panic. I'm assuming we've all moved on, but HAVE OUR BANKS?
Strongly urge everyone to let the Cainet Office know their views.
Tell them what you think. Otherwise they'll only hear from you-know-who.
Q: How many of these will be a primary, unbacked up, data store?
A: Almost all.
HP think they are in a dominant position because of trouble at Dell and IBM...
I guess they feel that Dell and IBM will fall in line. My feeling is that the generic server biz is in a race to the bottom. My money is on Dell. Time will tell.
He'll fix the fiasco that is 'The Dropbox Android client'. He's bound to, he's a genius.
Re: Comparison with "real" servers
Linux (etc) might not work out-of-the-box as a NAS, but there are many preconfigured solutions that do. Best known are FreeNas and its fork Nas4Free. Try them out, you might be pleasantly surprised.
Proprietary NAS? I don't think so.
A friend had an expensive Cisco unit. The PSU failed. 'Oh, sorry we don't make that model any more'. The unit was scrap. And just to add insult to injury she had to pay an 'expert' to recover the data.
Contrast that with using a generic PC and one of the many NAS OS systems, Nas4Free etc. Broken PSU? Get one on the high street. Data recovery? No problem the discs are in standard OS formats.
I suggested that to my friend when her Cisco system crapped out. Her reply? 'Oh no, that's too difficult. And besides we want a system that comes with support'. I didn't laugh out loud, but I wanted to. (Just to clarify, the Cisco system was NOT under a support contract. I guess if it was a nice man from Cisco would have come and fixed the issue.)
Administrators work hard to recover as much money as possible...
... then work out how to pay it to themselves.
I got the CPC 664 and discovered CP/M...
... then I got the 8512 and used CP/M to run dBase II. Then I got a PC and used the MS DOS port of dBase II, then moved to dBase III, then dBXL, then the SCO port of FoxPro under SCO Xenix ( 4MB of memory, good for six users!), then MicroSoft (!) FoxPro Xenix, which I STILL USE TODAY. So hurrah for AMS, he might be a grumpy waste of space today but he did some good stuff in the past.
Why not just ignore their press releases?
Key to the safe? Any locksmith will tell you that the original is lost and the spare is...
... in the safe. Doh!
... oh dear.
Deep down women are...
... shallow. (Actually I think that's one of Dorothy Parker's)
Never mind Google and Amazon, I want one.
And I want it now. And fanless. And cheap. But with ECC memory. Get busy Michael.
My Yahoo account has no news of this in it.
Password changed anyway.
Dream? Nightmare more like.
Proper speakers on proper wire please. Less is more.
Clueless asshat shocked and appalled by other clueless asshats.
In other news 'Pope shits in woods'.
This is fantastic news...
... Expect cheap(er) Xeons any time soon in an attempt to kill this at birth.
This problem and others like are caused by one central factor...
... the NHS is run by the government. They are the customer, patients are an inconvenient side issue.
A 3D printed cycle helmet?
Not on me any time soon.
A downvote? Really?
Microsoft astroturfers at work.
Haha, I tried it when some plonker at Barclaycard sent me a form to fill in, in Office 2013 format. Guess what, it wouldn't open the form correctly, I had to download a trial of Office 2013. Genius.
Re: 3.5" drives
That's a bloody good question. Come back Quantum Bigfoot drives, large platters spinning slightly slower, cooler running, better space utilisation, cheaper per TB, what's not to like?
Reg, I am disappoint.
The negative tone for this report is undeserved. Worse, it's not even funny. No doubt Beastfans will be along shortly to chastise you about the 'desktop' comment, so I won't bother. You'll also be hearing about most of the worlds intertube sewage passing through the alimentary canal of The Beast. Also all the other stuff.
Serves you right.
I don't (knowingly) use OpenBSD myself but I'm definitely sending them a few quid.
It's good to know they are around, just in case I need something like that. I suggest others do the same.
Not just Opera Mini...
... regular Opera has had Opera Turbo for years. It's a very useful facility. It can give you an insight into all kinds of things.
... You're fired!
ARM in the data centre is a certainty unless Intel can find a way to kill it.
Greater flexibility and low power together with not being Intel will guarantee success unless Intel can kill it at birth with massive cost undercutting. Expect to see cheap Xeons soon.
Something to do with R. Branson Esq. involving bare faced lies?
Shurley shum mishtake.
"Look on my work, ye Mighty and despair"
"...boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away"
Returns? To Ebuyer? Hahahahahahahahahahah
A Kafkaesque nightmare.
What I expect to happen..
... is that the next child killer will be found to have child abuse images on his (or her !?) computer obtained in spite of these 'filters'. The press will falsely conclude that the child involved would have been all right if not for the internet, and our leaders will conclude that 'something must be done' . They will try stricter censorship, which will later also be deemed to have failed, leaving the way open for an official white-list of sites we are allowed to see. A small charge will be brought in to get on the list. In due course this charge will rise inexorably.
Re: Also Mint 16 XFCE incoming.
Take it for a spin via the live DVD. Costs nothing. You never know, you might like it.
Also Mint 16 XFCE incoming.
The RC is here: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2516
Re: This is nonsense of the highest order.
Estimates vary of course but Mr. Google tells me that about 349 million PCs were shipped in 2012. Each one had a copy of Windows at a cost of $40-50 dollars each. I make that around 14 to 17 BEEELION dollars.
This is nonsense of the highest order.
It would invite another spanking from the EU trade commission and it would put a huge hole in MS income from OEM sales.
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
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.
... 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.
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.
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