3 posts • joined Tuesday 27th November 2012 16:58 GMT
Cupertino, like all the other cities in the whole world, should enact legislation that would ban a company to claim its head office is in city where it does not pay the income tax. Apple is screewing all Americans because it produces its marvelous hw with slave labor and doesn't pay a cent of taxes in America. Such entity is called a parasite (i.e orchid).
no updates from MS necessary
For the most part, receiving patches from MS is just annoying, if not outright disrupting - destabilising the system and slowing it down. Given the very nature of this software, i.e.the built-in universal open-backdoor architecture, that allows anyone privi to the right info a totally open access to the target system - why even bother with MS? If you patch one vulnerability, rest assured there are still hundreds that wait for discovery by all those who do not know about them yet. What you can really do is to first of all get yourself a good anti-virus, firewall at home and a good security framework for the enterprise. If you don't have that, MS patches are as good as medicine for a dead body.
When a farmer goes to town
According to other reports, Mike Lynch indicated that after the acquisition, HP sacked the top 100 staff at Autonomy. I lived through 2 HP acquisitions of the companies I worked for and I can attest to their zeal in driving the post-acquisition costs down. In this case, a company dealing in sophisticated software solutions was bought by a company that basically lives off printer ink and laser printer fillings. No wonder they could not grasp the fact that it takes a little more to produce and sell the Autonomy solutions than their commercial acumen (knowing how much to give and to whom) and primitive mathematics.