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* Posts by Edward Groenendaal

8 posts • joined 16 May 2012

YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS

Edward Groenendaal

Re: Bricking Old Hardware

Turn off said antenna via software. Problem solved.

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Edward Groenendaal
FAIL

Fluff without figures. Could have at least taken some measurements. Is it all in our minds or not?

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Comcast dragged into muck in Oracle's Solaris fix-it lawsuit

Edward Groenendaal

Who keeps licenses?

I've bought a number of Solaris servers within a large telco, we never kept the Solaris licenses. They go straight in the bin. Who does keep them? Where would they be stored. With Sun you never had to worry about that sort of thing.

Of course Oracle comes from the world of individual licenses, if I had bought an license for oracle I'd probably have filed it, on a random shelf somewhere.

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Torvalds rails at Linux developer: 'I'm f*cking tired of your code'

Edward Groenendaal

Issue 1. Systemd should not be using the kernel debug setting.

Issue 2. Systemd should not issue debugs that are not useful.

Issue 3. Kernel needs to be more resilient to logger activity.

In a way systemd has done the kernel guys a favour by highlighting a deficiency in the kernel logging. That said, systemd has stuffed up, and should have admitted it right up front.

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Sticky Tahr-fy pudding: Ubuntu 14.04 slickest Linux desktop ever

Edward Groenendaal

Re: Head to head

Cisco Systems.

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Re: Head to head

I tried migrating my old companies 40 XP desktops to Ubuntu using LTSP fat clients. It actually went rather well. I had to put a finance computer back onto Windows due to a spreadsheet, Libra Office couldn't cope, and also interfacing with government systems that insist on Windows.

However, everyone else was happy. All apps were there, all company ones are web apps.

The approach I took was to initially use a windows skin on a plain desktop. So that it looked identical to XP.

Then with 12.04, I went Unity. They handled it fine.

At no point has anyone needed the command line, and being LTSP it is trivial to manage.

Cheers Ed.

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Apple's new Safari snubs older Macs, drops Windows version

Edward Groenendaal
FAIL

Re: the poor orphaned mac pros

Dropping support for the stock 7300 GT graphics on the mac pro is the real killer for a hackintosh mac pro. I am a bit sad about this. My 2007 mac pro is still going strong and doesn't like being marginalised. My next mac pro will be a true hackintosh.

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Speaking in Tech: The worst government IT deal of ALL TIME

Edward Groenendaal
FAIL

Retired?

The Cisco sales person gets commission of just under $1m for a sale like that. Pretty big incentive to upsize. Not quite enough to retire on by itself. But throw in other deals and stock etc and I guess it was enough. I think Cisco should have some responsibility for this when dealing with folks who don't know what they need.

Fail for Cisco management not catching this and quoting for a more appropriate system and not taking advantage of the gullible.

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