105 posts • joined 25 Feb 2013
Cobbling together various chunks of open source software does not equate with the word 'solution'.
Thunderbird, as somebody else has commented, is on the back burner as far as Mozilla is concerned. It is not fit for use in a corporate environment. Sure, individuals may use it. But that does not mean it is usable (or supportable) on a large scale.
Re: Lack of integrated email/contacts/calendar?
Linux today is as bloated as Windows. Don't say 'well try Puppy Linux or some other lightweight distribution (amongst thousands).' It is fair to compare commercial offerings, such as Redhat, with Windows.
Which means it is not ready or fit for any corporate environment. 'Sorry you can't get your email. Some dude might provide a fix one day. In the meantime you can try Kmail/Bob's mail/roundcube/munchkin or something else. Just search for email in aptitude - you can waste the rest of your life trying things'.
Re: Personally I use Kontact + Citadel
Can you scale that up and support thousands of users?
Re: Thunderbird + Lightning
'Thunderbird makes a great IMAP client'
It used to (about 5 years ago). Now it is slow and painful to use. Frankly I hate it. I don't know what the Mozilla people have done to it.
Re: Thunderbird + Lightning
And that is the crux, isn't it?
All those people who say 'use this, trry this...' do not know about doing these things at a large scale. Just about anything works for half a dozen users. Try scaling it up.
I have no idea what the Mozilla people have done to Thunderbird, but it is slow (much slower than it was about 5 years ago). It's a dog.
Are you joking? I have never seen such garbage.
Re: Lack of integrated email/contacts/calendar?
You simply don't understand.
Here in the real world, companies want one solution that works. They don't want to waste months or years trying 'tons of solutions'. It is too disruptive.
Why would you adopt MS? Because basically it works. It is not very nice, it is quite expensive. But it is a lot less trouble than coblling together chunks of open source software.
They are too lazy/incompetent to catch criminials.
"Previously, space companies were only allowed to sell images of objects smaller than 50cm to the US government or military."
I think that is meant to read 'American space companies'. America does not own space.
I thought the court orders only applied to the ISPs. And they are civil orders. So why are the police involved?
I think .com should be given to the Iranians
America committed a heinous act of terrorism when it knowingly shot down the Iran Air passenger aircraft.
It is a nonsense to suggest that America did not know exactly what it was doing.
I stopped watching TV ages ago
It was becoming full of American crap. Not like the good old days when we had the Sweeney, Edge of Darkness, Smiley's People, etc.
As for gun culture, America is a deeply sick place. Just about all American film posters have pictures of grimacing arseholes waving guns. As though guns solve all known problems. America doesn't have a moral code. It divides the world into America and everywhere else. And everywhere else is a scary place for Americans. A place without enough doughnut shops or enough guns.
Just don't watch it. Let the TV channels go bust if they think pumping out imported American crap is what passes for 'programming'.
"the fact that WeChat messages are still routed through Tencent servers in China could unnerve international customers"
Why could it unnerve international customers? It seems like a hideously racist viewpoint to think that China is less 'trustworthy' than the mass-snooping Americans.
"the legal safeguards he insisted were already in place in the Health and Care Act 2012."
They are in effect non-existent. They can be changed at will by another act of parliament.
Known reveune stream for one thing
After one year free it is one dollar a year. Paying users...
They (the establishment) are going to slurp all our data and sell it to who they want, and provide unlimited access to the plod. Get over it.
Those who opt out will be considered to be suspects for crimes unknown.
Quoting documents from Freedom House as some sort of gospel is a highly misleading thing to do. Their 'Freedom on the Net' scale makes no mention of western countries', particularly the USA and UK, mass surveillance of the net. Despite the fact that 'surveillance' is one of the things that Freedom House uses to judge internet freedom.
Where was the IRC server hosted?
If not in the UK, then there appears to be a prima facie case of law breaking by the spooks. And they can presumably be extradited.
"A year-long study by the security intelligence firm has identified more than 50 groups of cyber threat actors, blaming groups in China, Iran, Russia, North Korea, and Syria for high profile attacks."
No mention of the USA or the UK? This 'study' is biased nonsense.
Re: Where's the story?
How do you think CHAP works?
Showing where there true loyalties lie...
Two Tory MPs voted against letting/getting Snowden to make a video report. These people are loyal to America, not to the people who elect them.
An attempt at China-bashing
Nobody is stopping anyone else from producing rare earth products. It's greed and laziness that has caused this 'problem' in the first place:
Accountant: Oooooh. Digging up is a difficult business. Let's buy it it from China.
Board members. Well I don't know. It has always seemed to work.
Accountant: It will cost less, we can sack all the staff and become a shell company. This means bigger profits, which we will hide offshore. You can have more expensive cars, more 10 star hotel resorts, more hookers and more coke. And in the UK you will probably get a gong for services to industry!
Board members: We agree! You have shown us the way. Give that man a box of cigars.
Get voted out by the electorate, you get made a peer by your crony friends.
You suck up to government, you get a peerage.
The UK political system is rotten. Instead of rotten boroughs we simply have a rotten parliament.
Who appointed America as the world's policeman, judge and jury?
If these crimes are international, why is it always America that makes the arrest, the trial and the inevitable (for foreigners in America) the conviction and the sentence?
The 4th Reich.
Re: Who the hell cares what any Iranian News Agency has to say?
A rather stupid comment. Go and watch Fox News where you can really get 'the truth'.
6 months to fix
Or just put the old one back in the App store, which should take 2 minutes.
'foreign' is defined as 'not American'
Most if not all of the cabinet are spies for America. They willingly reveal secret information to their buddies and paymasters in America. Basically the cabinet is a cabinet of traitors.
Were not amenable to requests from the NSA to weaken their encryption.
The day has come when it is safe to say that American equipment is not to be trusted at all, not even a little bit. And Huawei kit is.
If it's like Apple Pages
It could be a watch which doesn't tell the time. Or has just an hour hand. Or just a minute hand. Or no hands at all.
Suppose the info was emailed to 80,000 people. What then?
Re: Not exclusive.
"He's now damaging his integrity with these latest revelations,"
I have completely the opposite view. He is demonstrating his integrity.
"he needs to be absolutely sure he's not aiding and abetting the Chinese."
Yet the biggest enemy of the world is America.
Charles Brookson - one question
Was he approached to weaken GSM encryption, or told to make it 'easier for spooks' in the first place?
Just wants more laws. But too lazy to get off their behinds and do some actual work.
America's block on Huawei
is to do with a lack of American backdoors. Nothing else.
I hope Snowden didn't eat anything they might have given him
It is not beyond the realms of possibilty for him to suffer a gruesome poison death at the hands of Uncle Sam.
Re: "are suspected to be involved"
You don't understand the way the British police work. In the UK, the police arrest first, release on police bail, then investigate. It is called 'bail and see'.
The first proper step should be to make sure the police are acting lawfully.
Cue the bales of hay on the road
The moment the first Frenchman receives his marching papers.
The value of share can do down as well as up
But some people just them to go up up up and away!
Alternatively, a fool and his money are soon parted.
Stallman's GNU at 30: The hippie OS that foresaw the rise of Apple - and is now trying to take it on
Joining two sentences together:
"Stallman wants us using Replicant, the 2010 fork of the Android source isn't exactly going anywhere"
Replicant isn't even akin to the <1% market share "Linux Desktop". And Stallman wants us to use it. He doesn't want us to use a usable system, just free (as in beer) software. Meanwhile in the real world where time is money, I prefer things to work.
So Apple comes under fire for obeying Chinese law
What about when it complies with US law and gives Uncle Same unrestricted access to its customers' mailboxes?
Federal Judge Claude Hilton
Fascist scum. Hitler would have had a good use for him.
terrorism, not war
"it will mark the beginning of a new front in the clandestine war against the Islamic Republic."
That's what it would be called if the head of GCHQ was murdered by foreign agents.
Fork, fork. My kingdom for a fork
"That's a slight pain in the backside for Canonical's programmers, who will have to maintain their own unofficial, XMir-supporting version of the xf86-video-intel driver, rather than rely on Intel to maintain support for the compatibility layer."
But isn't that the Linux way? That is the beauty of Linux: bundles of similarly-named but slightly incompatible chunks of source code that some people bundle together and call 'distributions'.
There can now be yet-another-version of Ubuntu: Mirubuntu (nicknamed 'Mirror') for the Mir-version of Ubuntu. There can't be an Xubuntu as that is already taken. I suppose there can be a Wubuntu for Wayland.
This coldly explains why there will never be a 'year of the Linux desktop'. There is endless reinvention of things that don't really need reinventing.
UNIX (and Linux) on the desktop is not really broken for me. I am told that 'X11 is broken'. Yet I don't recall having X11 crash this year and I use UNIX and Linux on my desktop all day long in a technical environment. But here comes a new sort-of-X11 which will have its own bugs. And we will get another notepad app, or a new packaging system with ever more convoluted commands. Or a new font from Ubuntu!
Re: /me grabs the popcorn
Maybe Apple didn't claim to be the first, but for all the usual publicity they get you would think they did.
Apple didn't invent the MP3 player either.
'if you're stuck using proprietary drivers'
You mean 'if you use drivers that actually work properly and outperform the open source drivers'.
This is just a certificate for fascist snoopers
Anyone holding this certificate is not a fit and proper person to be employed anywhere.
I expect there were similar certificates in Nazi Germany for operating Hollerith machines.
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