31 posts • joined 25 Mar 2013
It took 7 years to successfully complete the deployment.
I admire Symantec's purity.
They take over companies producing industry leading products and slowly turn these products into bloated, bug-ridden abominations that you are eventually forced to abandon.
Re: Translation from MS BOFH speak to English...
ah booger it
All your base are belong to us.
Re: The problem with BT's attempts to buff up their brand...
Around here we call them BfT. It won't take much imagination to wonder what the f stands for.
"I'll thump him if he calls me Big-nose again."
"Oh shut up, Big-nose."
"I warned you...I really will slug you so hard..."
"Listen, I'm only telling the truth...you have got a very big nose."
"Your nose is going to be three foot wide across your face when I've finished with you."
I don't suppose this scientist was in their mid-twenties, rather attractive, top of their field and fully trained in all forms of armed combat?
Re: Good News!
They Daily Mail often slavers over pictures of scantily dressed 15 year old actresses, so their "campaign" could backfire on them horribly.
Alex probably doesn't realise you can dock the Pro 2 to a full size screen, keyboard and mouse and use it like a laptop. His perception was that the Pro 2 is similar to an iPad and the blurry distinction between the Surface & Surface Pro adds to the confusion. These are tragic marketing failures by Microsoft who are too busy trying to get down with the kids.
Especially small businesses that will be forced to use cloud Email with the demise of SBS 2011, or buy a full version of Exchange.
I thought there was just a bloke called Toombs there now, wishing he'd taken the money.
Re: Time to investigate the alternatives
"For small organisations and those not tied to Windows specific apps" - Good luck finding one of those! For example, a typical small UK accountancy firm will be using Sage, CCH, IRIS, QuickBooks and none of these vendors have a Linux app.
Re: Be careful what you wish for
They're not 'stuck' on XP, they just haven't seen any reason to replace the PC that's been chugging happily away under their desk for the past 6 years or more. Hardly any non-technical domestic users choose to change or upgrade their OS, they just use whatever happens to be installed on their new computer from PC World.
Re: Beware of reapers ...
That song needs more cowbell...
I've always worked on the assumption that anything I type into a computer could be read by anyone in the world, or maybe everyone. Thanks to modern technology, it's becoming almost impossible to guarantee that you are communicating with someone confidentially.
(Good shot kid, you got him)
(Good shot kid, you got him)
Hotel, downtown, speeding all around
An AK-47 got the power in it's barrel
To move any mother that gets in the way
Just another power machine on the freeway
Riding with me is my MC homeboy
Knowing the rules ain't part of his program
Finding the right way around this map
Might be pretty hard 'cause he's ****ed on crack
G- grand theft auto
You gotta make a mark and move where you want to
T - theft
Determination to steal what you can and run from the nation
A - hey, what do ya say?
We automate the sequence and speed for my getaway
Take it to the edge, there's nowhere to hide
And call up the boys, let's go for a joyride
Let's go for a joyride
Stop the violence from the police
Is what my dad used say but now he's deceased
He got caught in a jam, threw in the can
When the cops from Brooklyn said he'd killed another man
Street knowledge was my main game
To figure out the law, to figure out the frame
Just when I thought I knew justice
A cop behind me said, you just been busted
Don't ***k with me
Most people change their operating systems when they replace their PC and most PCs are replaced due to low performance or hardware failure. Win XP is still 'popular' because the PC it's running on is still working and performing adequately. I suspect most of these XP users won't care that their 'support' has ended.
When the PC does stop working, it will be replaced by whatever is on the shelf at PC World and the last time I looked, almost all of these were running Windows (8).
Re: Good Experience with BT
BT HAS become a swear word in our office. Profanity is one of the few methods you can use to prevent BT induced madness. Whenever I see a hairy BT backside hanging out one of the roadside cabinets I imagine the DSL lights going out on several nearby routers. Anyone who places their IT infrastructure on the other end of a UK broadband service needs their head examined. I'm off to listen to the "Angry BT Caller" viral again..
Re: changed from BE2012
StorageCraft ShadowProtect (no good if you're using tape though).
Re: backup exec 2012 was so bad that.......
It's rare that an upgrade was so awful, it proved quicker and easier to change to a different vendor and re-train the support staff. BE2012 achieved this distinction.
Re: Can't wait for the cheaper knockoff clones
Try "Shenyang J-31", it's on Wiki...
I wish I still had to spend hours stuffing device drivers into segments of upper memory without them overlapping. Ahhh, those were the days....let's see....device=\dos\emm386.exe noems /x=A000-C7FF.
Re: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Sgt Pinback: "Alright bomb, prepare to receive new orders."
Bomb 20: "You are false data"
Sgt Pinback: "Hmmmm?"
Bomb 20: "Therefore I shall ignore you."
Sgt Pinback: "Hello bomb?"
Bomb 20: "False data can act only as a distraction, therefore I shall refuse to perceive you."
Sgt Pinback: "Hey, bomb!"
Bomb 20: "The only thing that exists is myself."
Sgt Pinback: "Snap out of it, bomb."
Bomb 20: "In the beginning, there was darkness and the darkness was without form, and void.
Sgt Pinback: "What the hell are you talking about?"
Bomb 20: "And in addition to the darkness there was also me, and I moved upon the face of the darkness, and I saw that I was alone."
Sgt Pinback: "Hey....bomb?"
Bomb 20: "Let there be light"
By arrogantly forcing people to use a new GUI, Microsoft have managed to completely eclipse any benefits Win 8 had over 7 and forever taint it as 'crap'. Win 8 has none of the technical problems Vista had, yet my customers are buying Lenovo kit with Win 7 because they have the justifiable perception that their staff will whinge about Win 8. Roll on 8.1, but I still think people will want to avoid it by association, the damage is done.
@AC 7/5/13 15:42
My lighthearted comment was a satirical observation that forcing people to learn new ways of doing things does not necessarily improve the 'User Experience'. Anyway, thanks for pointing out the bleedin' obvious, but do try not to get all red faced and angry about it.
To get the 'Computer' icon on a Windows 2012 desktop, you simply enter "%Systemroot%\system32\rundll32.exe" shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0 on the command line. This is obvious progress and I'm saddened that people don't understand that Microsoft are simply trying to embrace the 1980's UNIX experience.
Re: Backup Exec 2012
After the diabolical 2012 was released we ditched BE and tape drives for the StorageCraft suite & NAS. I thought there was something wrong with ShadowProtect when I first installed it as there weren't pages and pages of settings and controls. Then I realised that backup software didn't have to be an overcomplicated mess.
Do people watch adverts then?
I prefer a more accurate source of information such as the Daily Wail.
Win XP = Rock
Win 8 = Hard Place
Flight Sim factor
In the office I use a Dell made in 2007 and I'm typing this on a 2006 Lenovo ThinkPad X61. Both have had faster hard drives fitted, run Windows 7 and perform just as well at most tasks as the monstrous PC I have to use at home so I can run Flight Simulator X (released in 2006) without too much stuttering in bad weather.
I'd only consider upgrading the home PC if someone comes up with a single core CPU running at 12GHz.
Every version of Windows should have a 'Classic' UI option emulating Win 95. This would remove 99% of the complaints about a new release as the majority of users can continue to completely ignore the operating system and run their favourite applications with the minimum delay.
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