* Posts by W. Anderson

482 posts • joined 21 Feb 2008


Want to spin up Ubuntu VMs from Windows 10's command line, eh? We'll need to see a Multipass

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backward concept

The clear case has never been made for installing Linux or a Linux subsystem "inside" Windows 10 as the convoluted process as described above leaves everything to be desired.

On the other hand, installing Linux as a "dual boot" in it's own parttion on a Windows 10 computer has proven to be simpler and significantly more efficient and reliable than the nonsense explained in this article.

The whole concept of Linux "inside" Windows is cogently noted by statement from an IBM Fellow some years ago as (paraphrasing) "building a stone or brick house (Libux) on a wood or twigs foundation (Windows). Nonsensical in it's core precept".

Windows only users certainly need to get a life.

Microsoft's 2018, part 1: Open source, wobbly Windows and everyone's going to the cloud

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Re: The flaws in Intel's silicon?

Yes, but Microsoft even made a cock-up of the Spectre and Meltdown fixes via Operating System (OS) software, as clearly explained and declared by Linus Torvalds, since Linux did not, nor does notcontinue to experiences the failures of Windows in that regard.

So much for having Intel to blame for all the Windows catastrophes.

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Re: Microsoft disasterous year, again

I have substantial UNIX/Linux experience, and even represented SuSE Linux out of Germany before it was purchased by an American company.

However that does not, nor can it be translated by any stretch of imagination as being more expert with Linux kernel that the "creator" of Linux - Linux Torvalds, especially as a dreaded Microsoft engineer that cannot solve Windows perpetual catastrophes.

Microsoft dupes continue to astound as completely ignorant and disconnected with reality in regard many aspects of technology, particularly and clearly in case like this.

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Microsoft disasterous year, again

What is so intriguing about this story and several others on Microsoft in last 6 months or so, is that in one article about Microsoft developing System tools for Linux (strange), which Linus Torvalds thought was presumptuous since Redmond never had deep expert experience on any critical Linux kernel issues, one commenter chose to deride Linus as less knowledgeable about Linux than Microsoft Senior software developer of Linux system Tools.

Even when I challenged this commenter about the logic and sheer gall of thinking that a Microsoft engineer knew more about Linux than the creator and maintainer of Linux kernel, he blew his stack and declared Microsoft as best Operating System (OS) developer on earth.

By coincidence, withing a few weeks new Windows 10 1809 update crashed hundreds of thousands of computers, and the fix to fix the fix did same some weeks later. it was even a repeat disaster performance a few weeks after that. So much for the complete lack of competence of Microsoft - in year 2018 or anytime before to be the best in software technology.

Microsoft dupes however remain loyal ignoramus-es, much like Donald Trump supporters.

Microsoft Surface kicks dust in face of Apple iPad Pro in Q3

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Recently I visited the Microsoft Store on 5th Avenue and 53rd street in New York City, USA, and at least two salespersons indicated that the Huawei Mate Notebook is their best seller, even over the Surface Pro. Shows how reality can be harsh for Microsofties.

I am aware that I can also install Linux easily on the Huawei Mate Notebook, which is an enticing thought for replacing my current device.

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Like a Ferrari than only runs on 20 Octane gas

Windows 10 has been an absolute disaster, recently in update/upgrade fiasco , myriad problems with Edge breakage and many other severe issues over the past year, even past two to three years.

Therefore no matter what great features the article writer may attribute to Microsoft Surface (hardware) as compared to Apple iPad, the Microsoft brand remains unworthy of praise as superior to any competition.

There is an old saying in most western societies that proves true in every case - "A chain is only as strong as it's weakest Link" and Microsoft Windows - on any platform is thus a weak link.

Amazon announce that it sold more Chromebooks in the past three Thanksgiving to Christmas shopping seasons than every brand and model of Windows computers combined". Furthermore 53 plus percent of US school systems chose Chromebooks over Windows Surface/PCs and with newly announce feature of ChromeOS now able to simply install and run Linux applications, Windows frailty and thus Surface tablets look even less appealing.

Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own

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Welcome option

This offering would be welcome for me since I do not use any Microsoft specific applications on my Windows 10 Laptop, preferring instead to use a plethora of better quality and more reliable and Secure Free/Open Source Software (FOSS).

Plus I get familiarity of these FOSS applications on the Linux "Dual Boot" partition on my computer.

SUSE and Microsoft give enterprise Linux an Azure tune-up

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SuSE demise?!

As a long time commercial reseller of the venerable SuSE Linux Enterprise edition, I was elated when the ownership reverted back to a non_Microsoft affiliated, controlled or unduly influenced independent entity, and now this reversion to Microsoft cooperation bodes ominous for a SuSe that could and has made significant advances in performances and enterprise sales with SAP, Ericsson and other large European and Asian corporations clientsfor their infrastructure technologies.

SuSE has also worked extensively with several Openstack based Cloud Computing solutions providers.

Make no mistake, Microsoft will go to no end, irrespective of time or costs to envelope any significant Linux threat or competition, and co-opting is just one of their bags of worm tricks.

There are no circumstances that I would deploy Suse Enterprise server tuned for Azure, or any other Microsoft technology, none of which we support or use.

Linux 4.18 arrives fashionably late while Zorin OS shines up its Windows

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More options are some times very good

As a twenty year plus Linux and BSD UNIX-like user and professional technologist, I applaud Zorin for their efforts as offering another option - Linux distribution/version for moving more common computer users away from the horrendous Windows ecosystem - whether XP/Win-7/8 or Windows 10.

I have installed Zorin -11 and 12 on business clients' desktops, who were instantly comfortable with the familiarity to previous Windows 7 desktops, and felt more secure in the option of purchasing - very reasonably priced - technical support.

In many cases, Zorin or Linuxmint users at the start, will move on to trying other more technically oriented Linux or a BSD distributions, once they are bitten by the superiority - in every sense - of Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) Operating System (OS) bug.

Microsoft will ‘lose developers for a generation’ if it stuffs up GitHub, says future CEO

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Microsoft Wins against multi-platform and FOSS development

For every credible, world class developer whose target is "platform agnostics" that Microsoft dismisses to make Github more Windows/Microsoft centric and thus moves to another developer base, Microsoft will gain ten Windows/Microsoft software only developers to ultimately make Github its 100% Microsoft replacement developer community.

Microsoft only developers do not give a rat's anus about cross-platform development or any other non-Microsoft based development (like FOSS), so they will flock to their heroine's feet in a flash.

Just look at abysmal adoption of and move to (overwhelmingly popular) Eclipse multi-platform developer environment by Microsoft only developers, even as it offered significant developer advantages to those said developers.

Cheap-ish. Not Intel. Nice graphics. Pick, er, 3: AMD touts Ryzen Pro processors for business

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Microsoft priority for "business" ryzen flawed

While an ardent AMD supporter in the past, I cannot continue such trend with new Ryzen chips that are quirky running business Linux distributions - Ubuntu, Redhat and SuSE, while the company bends over backward for Microsoft - re: "supports Microsoft's Windows 10 Enterprise Security.", and never mentions efforts to provide "similar/equivalent" first class support for Linux, even on server lines.

I realize that Microsoft Windows desktops dominate that space, but Linux Servers completely swamp Windows servers in every respect - performance/flexibility, sales - particularly Server farms, reliability and security, not to mention 'compulsory' Docker Container support, so there is no Godly reason for AMD to neglect Linux in their concentrated effort just to kiss Microsoft's butt.

Fork it! Microsoft adds .NET Core 3.0 including Windows Desktop apps

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Microsoft becoming Donald Trump

This article is one of the very few technology articles ever read that is totally confusing and disjointed as regards road map and plans for Microsoft going forward.

Just yesterday thje company announced Aps for Apple iOS and Android that "supposedly" provides a "Windows-like" experience for users of those mobile devices.

Cannot Microsoft understand that they "LOST OUT" in Mobile /Social Media computing and large data center worlds and every week more and more Linux, BSD UNIX-like and other Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) is being integrated into Azure Cloud and Windows 10 desktop.

I cannot believe the reports - even from credible tech media - that Microsoft now has it's own Linux distribution.

What's Next, Windows 10 or 11 or 12 discovered running exclusively on their new Linux base?

The company is sick, and needs to see a shrink!

Fresh docs detail 10-year link between Geek Squad informers and Feds

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Amateur detectives

It is bad enough than many of Geek Squad technicians are 'amateur' at best in technical capability, so a $$money incentive from FBI would therefore be easy to get results that may not and probably will not be legitimate.

How will Geek squad pimp on user of a Chromebook where any data is stored on remote servers, and therefore inaccessible to Geek squad technicians.

This reality sounds so ridiculous as to be fiction, which is is not.

Huawei guns for Apple with Mac-alike Matebook X

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One omre incredible option, would be nice!

Just one more incredible option would be nice. Choice of Windows 10 or any one of the professional, full function Desktop Linux distributions - like SuSE, Redhat or Ubuntu - that offer (full) corporate support and updates/upgrades.

While IBM, Google, Oracle and many other large corporations, as well as governments and enterprises in Europe and elsewhere do use significant amounts of Linux desktop, a solid offering from Huawei to savvy end users would be nice.

Dell's Linux laptop is incomplete, with little or no hardware support from Dell comparable to that for Windows.

Kentucky gov: Violent video games, not guns, to blame for Florida school massacre

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Re: I know what trump is thinking

The writer of this comment is "obviously" an American or American gun mentality sympathizer.

As is clearly explains in dozens of other comments, many other countries that are "so-called" developed nations do not have this ridiculous mass murder of innocent citizens (children) problem.

Many if not most Americans always extrapolate any very negative situation at home to be equivalent to or better than bad situations in other countries undergoing civil war, terrorism or complete chaos - just like what's happening in good 'ole USA.

The convenient saying of "Misery Loves Company" is appropriate for crass excuses from Americans, claiming they live in "Greatest nation on Earth", is "Exceptional" (I guess meaning better than any other) and "with Freedom and justice for All". (sic)

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Reality Check

The governor of Kentucky must have forgotten that most of the "violent " video Games that he refers to have AR15 type "mass killing Assault Rifles as primary weapon, the same as used by the Florida school shooter and most of the other hundreds of mass killings/murders in USA in last two or more decades.

Just how effective would violent games be as an inspiration to all these nut cases for carrying out mass murder, if they could not "easily" get their hands on anything other than a switch-blade or broom handle as weapons?

When USA State Governors and Congressional politicians are idiotic, supporting a totally dysfunctional President of the country, what chance do sane citizens have against violence by crackpots.

Dell soups up low-end Data Domain deduper

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What software runs this Dell storage?

I would be curious to know what software technology Dell used for this Storage technology, since it is generally understood that ZFS is the indisputable OS File System, and large capacity storage software like Ceph are the standard, while Dell is predominantly a Windows software only vendor.

Yay, it's power play day: Conaway prays USA says 'no way' to Huawei

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Return of stupid American paranoid thinking on technology

These new Congressional Bills demonstrate the idiocy of thinking here in the USA regarding bans against Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese companies that the USA "think" (but not know) may covertly send technology information to Beijing, at the same time "knowing" that the USA National Security Agency (NSA) "actually" and illegally (by International Laws) spied on friend and partner Democracies and every one else, to the exclusive benefit of USA only, including for Industrial Espionage.

What is the USA going to do if Canada, "most of" European countries, Australia and major Asian nations adopt any one or more of Huawei or ZTE technologies for their governments' official communications technology platforms? Will the USA refuse to communicate with these jurisdictions, unless they adopt USA only technology?

Idiotic thinking here in USA is spreading faster than the actual adoption of Chinese communications technologies by major and thousands of smaller American corporations and organizations.

What to do?

Security hole in AMD CPUs' hidden secure processor code revealed ahead of patches

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What about Sparc and Power chips?

None of the many articles published on the Intel Meltdown and Spectre chip bugs, and now this story on AMD CPU bug have indicating any research or questioning similar type bugs in Oracle SPARC chips as well as the IBM designed Power8 and Power9 CPUs.

This is amateur and incomplete reporting at it;s most egregious, and the complete story on all possible major CPU designs, irrespective of "popularity" or how famous the USA company standing is needs to be examined.

All the AIs NVMe, says IBM: Claims POWER9s + InfiniBand brainier than COTS

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Unprejudiced software support is good reason for IBM consideration.

One thing IBM is doing right is providing "complete and strong" support for Redhat, Suse Enterprise and Ubuntu Linux on Powr9 servers, that both HP and Dell omit, directing customers get any Linux support from Linux vendors instead..

In past year, several small businesses, including a three location Pharmacy, a small private college (two thousand students), and an International Trading organization were strongly discouraged by both HP and Dell business sales teams form using Linux on their servers, even denigrating use of Linux in comparison to Windows Server, for which these companies partner with Microsoft.

What better reason to purchase from vendor/Manufacturer that supports best solution for client.

Microsoft Surface Book 2: Electric Boogaloo. Bigger, badder, better

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Re: Great Handware, but!

You miss my point.

A stable, strongly supported and advanced Linux distribution was the intent. Arch was an example.

CentOS, openSuse and Ubuntu/Debain base are viable distributions that are infinitely more powerful, reliable, more secure, flexible and scalable than "any" iteration of Windows, including latest windows 10X, and both Free/Open Source Software.

And before the Micro-dupes wade in about easy to use, intuitive Graphical User Interfaces, that argument against Linux has long "died, a horrible death", based on "facts and reality"

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Great Handware, but!

No doubt the new Microsoft SurfaceBooks 2 is an impressive piece of hardware.

However, since all computer hardware is just an anvil without "good or excellent" software, the Surfacebook is at a disadvantage by running Windows 10, 11 or whatever.

The Apple MacOS is significantly superior to Windows in Power, Reliability, and scalability, not to mention many of the latest Linux distributions that overwhelm Windows in every sphere of comparison.

Don't forget, Linux runs NASA Mars and Moon landing equipment, as well as the organizations infrastructure, Boeing, Airbus and SpaceX technology departments, "All" fastest Supercomputers on earth, all graphical departments of major Movie studios, Asian Rail systems and just about any technology computing tasks requiring the most and best capability.

Maybe Microsoft would be better served by running e.g Arch Linux "natively" on Surfacebook for "best Value" overall.

Lap-slabtop-mobes with Snapdragon Arm CPUs running Windows 10: We had a quick gander

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Continued suport for Microsoft crap software!

These companies seem to become more desperate in attempting to keep Windows Mobile relevant in the age of Android and Apple iOS, and soon resurgent Linux Mobile OS.

Whether they will succeed, even minimally is anyone's guess, but I would not put my money or trust in Microsoft OS software.

All the Ransomeware, Viruses, Trojans and Worms belong to Microsoft OS. Do governments and countries really want to continue down this path of Cyber destruction?

AMD, Intel hate Nvidia so much they're building a laptop chip to spite it

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Screwed Again?

Just when AMD appeared to be getting it's act "almost" together - licking Microsoft's anus at the expense of full Linux compatibility and operation is the block buster impediment, they move to get screwed by Intel AGAIN!!.

Once Intel has a complete understanding, full technical specifications and grasp of AMD's Radeon GPU technology, the partnership will dissolve - in about 12 - 15 months, and Intel will announce and produce their own Radeon killer that may, or may not compete fully with Nvidia.

In any case, such development will surely put AMD in last place AGAIN.

US Congress mulls first 'hack back' revenge law. And yup, you can guess what it'll let people do

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stupider and stupider

Those two members of US Congress and many others in both House (of Representatives) and Senate are just as daft as their President to put forth such stupid, unenforceable Bill.

THE US CIA, FBI, Department of Defense, European and Asian security agencies, nor any of the top technology companies in the world cannot prove - without question and with full verification - who hacked them, how in God's name is an individual or and other entity going to bring about a legitimate counter-hack result.

The idiocy of Donald Trump is apparently rubbing off very quickly and completely onto Republican law makers.

Computers4Christians miraculously appears on Ubuntu wiki

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An Open Source "Operating System" has no direct technological connection to any religion.

C4C maybe in breach of FSF License policy by calling their OS "Christian OS", when in fact it is correctly Lubuntu (Ubuntu based) configured for "Christians" terms and uses.

Even then, if Arian Nation, Skin heads and White Supremists use this OS as "Christians", how does this speak to the image of Christian Religion.

I am confident that if Muslim "Jihadists" terrorists configured Ubuntu for their perspective and teachings of Islam with an "Jihadist OS", then Christians and US/UK governments would be all over Canonical (owners of Ubuntu) about denouncing use of Ubuntu under such terms.

Paris nightclub red-faced after booze-for-boobs offer exposed

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Limit to blaming bar staff

While to offer of free drinks for popping boobs may have a tait of sexism for most, the female making complaint could not, and any circumstances blame rthe bar should the participating women drink excessively, since these women are responsible for their own behavior., whether exposing their tits for Free drink or over indulging.

It's 2017 and Hyper-V can be pwned by a guest app, Windows by a search query, Office by...

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Past time for Microsoft

Recently several companies in Canada were evaluating virtualization solution for their Cloud based applications integration and Microsoft sang praises of their Hyper-V over other more established solutions in regard reliability, security, scalability and flexibility, which , as this Patch Report and several security bulletins have shown to be totally rubbish sales propaganda.

KVM and Xen used for several high end virtualization projects in funded University projgrams and small Petroleum Trading corporations have consistently proven superior to Hyper-V in every case, so it seem ridiculous that any sane technology user would choose Hyper-V instead.

SQL Server 2017's first rc lands and – yes! – it runs on Linux

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What about performance and security - on Linux?

All the talk from Microsoft and comments here at TheRegister do not address - in real world, factual technical terms - performance issues in comparison of running SQL Server on Windows versus running the product on Redhat Enterprise Linux or Suse Enterprise Linux as examples.

In the end, the proof of the pudding is in the eating!, and Microsoft products have shown a "fail" result in that regard.

IETF moves meeting from USA to Canada to dodge Trump travel ban

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Canada is in America - North America

The article author has apparently fallen victim to the very popular mistake in his statement about hosting the IETF meeting "out of America" - in Canada, no less, as if the word "America" automatically means United States of America alone.

Over the past thirty plus years of residing here in good ole USA, I have found that most citizens who have never or rarely traveled abroad almost always are ignorant about the "correct" terminology with North America, Central America, South America, as if they do not exist, particularly - even in archaeology documentaries referring to America with any consideration what-so-ever for Canada or Mexico.

Richard Chirgwin and indeed most "Americans!! " need some serious, non-fake education in Geography.

Largest advertising company in the world still wincing after NotPetya punch

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Address the real software vulnerability

There should be no sympathy for companies, organizations, academia, governments or any other entity that continues to use Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS) Software that has been confirmed as the attack point for NotPetya, Petya, WannaCry and every other Ransomeware and attack Vector in last several years, including those against HomeDepot, Target, TJX and dozens of other victims.

Viruses and Ransomeware do not affect Apple MacOS, Linux or ChromeOS computing endpoints, so the continued use of Windows is a stupid and non-sensical decision in 2017, particularly for Business and governments.

Richard Clark, Cabinet level appointee as Cyber Czar to President George Bush administration, who was further retained by President Obama for a while, declared in his retirement speech in 2010 that one of the greatest threats to USA going forward was Cyber Terrorism, and Microsoft OS and other software were major contributors to that vulnerability.

Kaspersky files antitrust suit against Microsoft

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Enough already about Microsoft poor security

In June 2017, all this idiocy of Microsoft Windows 10 poor default security should convince any and all computer uses to switch to either Apple or better yet Linux desktops and Notebooks. Linux Servers have already displaced most of Windows Server crapware.

Unfortunately Microsoft has such a psychological hold on so many millions of individuals, businesses and organizations, even governments, particularly for Americans - clinically described as Stockholm Syndrome - when hostages eventually support and love their captor, that the company's products users are unable to clearly or mentally consider superior and considerably more cost effective alternative software solutions.

It has become tiring and nauseating to incessantly hear and read about the distresses of Microsoft poor quality and poor performance software. Enough already!

Does Microsoft have what it takes to topple Google Docs?

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Why LibreOffice - product and Cloud services not included?

Why, in God's name, has not the article authors included for discussion the LibreOffice professional Office Suite now available as a Cloud service, much like Office365 and Google Docs.

Moreover, most of European countries, and nations in Asia, South America, as well as large entities in USA have standardized "officially" on the Open Document format based LibreOffice.

Technology reporting has become so crass and shallow, catering only to largest named and sales commercial products and companies that quality, comprehensive journalism is now almost extinct.

The Linux cloud swap that spells trouble for Microsoft and VMware

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unacceptable omission

While Linux is more "popular" in business and government use than the BSD UNIX-like and Solaris Operating Systems (OS), that is no good reason for the article author to omit even mentioning FreeBSD "Jails" and Solaris "containers", 2 mature and capable container technologies in same category and similar to Linux Docker, but never the less with like-wise excellent container features and functionality to Docker.

Popularity or quantity should never become the overriding factors in any one area of technology reporting, particularly if credible product technologies in that segment are side lined.

Reporting as done in USA on many topics should never be dependent on esoteric values of more or larger is better.

Linux, not Microsoft, the real winner of Windows Server on ARM

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Re: dream on...

Or ........converted to PostgreSQL/(commercial) EnterpriseDB for best performance, greater reliability and significantly better security.

An informal survey of enterprise Linux developers and companies has shown that only a few who are "contracted" for some Windows development are using SQLServer on Linux.

Furthermore, Linux SQLServer does not run natively - actually horribly, and is a total dud on Linux.

Michael Dell? More like Michael in-Dell-nial: No public cloud, no future

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Dell benefitting signifintly from Microsoft Public Cloud

As long as Microsoft is closely supporting and using Dell infrastructure - with exception of VMWare.against which they use Hyper-V - for their Public Cloud Computing offering, it behooves Michael Dell to not spend exorbitant hundreds of millions $$dollars themselves, when the benefits of Public Cloud Computing accrue to the company via Microsoft investment, and in concert for Hybrid Cloud from which they gain directly.

One possible downside is IBM, Oracle, Gooble and other Microsoft Competitors not procuring Dell server hardware.

Don't stop me! Why Microsoft's inevitable browser irrelevance isn't

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A myopic and unrealistically narrow perspective on Microsoft IE.

Some admissions of reality have been excluded from Mr. Cartwright's musings.

One, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge browsers have suffered substantially more bugs and breakage than Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. At least if one goes by results of Browser reliability and security reports from credible organizations.

Two, the author keeps referring to the Microsoft world, which my understanding of his explanation refers almost exclusively to Office365 and onlineMicrosoft applications. This again is inaccurate, since - according to Microsoft, about one third and climbing of their Azure Cloud services are running some distribution of Linux or the FreeBSd operating system (OS) to support Docker Containerization and non-MS applications, that are equally accessible from Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi, Safari or any other HTML5 browser.

The European Union, including soon exited Britian, many Asian, South American, a few African countries has "officially" adopted the Open Document Format document standard, via Office suites built to that technology specification (Office breaks that compliance) and available via Cloud based versions.

Microsoft, nor IE/Edge play any part in that equation, unless the writer's thinking is restricted to USA alone, that is usual position for many technology writers who extrapolate everything here in USA and from Microsoft as being automatically relevant or indispensible to the rest of the (real) world, which is not space between New York and California.

A very Canadian approach: How net neutrality rules reflect a country's true nature

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Shallow USA

Apart from all the tongue-in-cheek comments, Canaduans have proven to be more civilized - as opposed to term barbarian than many of lf not most Americans.

Having lived in both countries, the differences to me are quite stark, and while Americans can and will incessantly spou mantra of USA being "Greatest nation in the world", and "Liberty and Justice for All" , the reality bespeaks a vast population that is ignorant abount most any topic not American - and even then they are without facts, arrogant in their ignorance and boasting about being better than anyone else, while losing a good quality of life even as the country implodes.

Microsoft loves Linux so much, its OneDrive web app runs like a dog on Windows OS rivals

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Serve thn right! - for trusting Mcrsoft with good UNIX/Linux interoperability

Those using Linux end user computing with Microsoft OneDrive really deserve no sympathey or reprieve from the treatment they receive from Microsoft.

Only really stupid people would even think that they get equal treatment in linking their Linux based devices to any Microsoft service. Apache HTTP Server developers and PhP core developers have repeatedly indicated that these particular technologies run much better on an all UNIX/Linux (NIX) base than on or linked to a Microsoft Windows foundation.

Even naive technology users trying Microsoft SQL Server on Linux have gotter poor results.

The purpose is clear - Microsoft wants all non_Microsoft software users to ditch their wares and switch to an "all Microsoft" base, else suffer the consequences of terrible support of your NIX on Microsoft, who have reportedly broken non_Microsoft applications on purpose.

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Serve thn right! - for trusting Mcrsoft with good UNIX/Linux interoperability

Those using Linux end user computing with Microsoft OneDrive really deserve no sympathey or reprieve form the treatment they receive from Microsoft.

Only really stupid people would even think that they get equal treatment in linking their Linux based devices to any Microsoft service. Apache HTTP Server evelopers and PhP core developers have repeatedly indicated that these particular technologies run much better on an all UNIX/Linux (NIX) base than on or linked to a Microsoft Windows foundation.

Even naive technology users trying Microsoft SQL Server on linux have gotter poor results.

The purpose is clear - Microsoft wants all non_Microsoft software users to ditch their wares and switch to an "all Microsoft" base, else suffer the consequences of terrible support of your NIX on Microsodt, who wilhave reportedly broken your non_Microsoft applications on purpose.

Microsoft: Can't wait for ARM to power MOST of our cloud data centers! Take that, Intel! Ha! Ha!

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Microsoft, still in catch-up mode

This and seversl other articles about Microsoft's adoption of ARM based server technology always give "impression" that somehow Microsft is visionary in that regard.

In fact, not alternative-fact, Redhat, SuSE Enterprise Linux as well as several FreeBSD (UNIX-like) based projects have been successfully working on advanced ARM based servers for years, paving the way for Micrsoft.

At least Kudos to Microsoft for wishing to catch-up.

LG, Huawei unwrap 'Samsung Galaxy-killers'

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For years I used a Blackberry which had the requisite functionality for my technology profession needs, and just last year "finally" upgraded to Huawei P8 smartphone which was evaluated by several Mobile media as equal in quality, workmanship and features/functionality to Samsung Galaxy S7 and Apple iPhone7.

Not only did the phone live up to it's praise, but was approximately "half" cost of an iPhone7.

For first time un my life, I am keen to upgrade to new Huawei P10 - in act like many smartphone

lovers, since the choice of an excellent alternative to the 2 hegemony players' products that are ridiculously over priced is refreshing.

Dirty data, flogged cores: YES, Microsoft SQL Server R Services has its positives

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Not a new R language/Relational Database capability

Scientists , economists and others have reprted using R programming language in conjunction with PostgreSQL Object/Relational database as well, so I do not se this opportunity as specific or original to Microsoft SQL Server only, other than the company promoting this new found functionality as their own.

SQL Server on Linux? HELL YES! Linux on Windows 10? Meh

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purely propaganda push for Microsoft SQLServer

Scott Gilbertson obviously does noy perform any high level database programming, since he would be well aware that SQL Server has strict limitations on transaction throughput, reliability and flexibility that is mandatory for most Linux/BSD deployments, as compared to SQLServer used primarily in Windows corporate departmental scenarios.

Can anyone image SQLServer running NY or NASDAQ Stock exchange? The results would be an absolute disaster.

SQLServer does NOT work fluently with ZFS file system of choice in several GNU/Linux and BSD UNIX-like operating systems (OS) infrastructure systems, and the article author (purposely) omitted to mention that SQLServer does not "natively" on Linux - a major impediment for many administration functions.

Is Mr. Gilbertson a "paid" or voluntary shill for Microsoft, as he writing would surely indicate as much?

God save the Queen... from Donald Trump. So say 1 million Britons

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valid petition

Donald Trump may very well be amoung the most 10 deplorables who possibly meet the Queen, as he is probably one of the few widely reviled world leaders, especially one from a "developed nation that is the most poweful military country and a G20 nation, who has claimed to retain the loyalty of his voters/supporters even if he senselessly murdered someone on Fifth Avenure in NY City, has "never" retracted or aplogized for heinous public denigration and actions taken against Latinos and American blacks, and is determined to return torture to USA practice.

Britons, and populace of very many countries at least have intelligence and fortitude to publicly rebuke this man most indentify as an idiot and threat to world peace, and whom a significant proportion of US citizenry worship Trump just for being as out of touch with reality and "truth" as they are..

Netgear: Nothing to see here, please disperse. Just another really bad router security hole

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tech retailers just as dense as consumers on this Netgear security issue

The very sad and sick aspect of this Netgear Router firmware fiasco is that at least 2 large technology retailers in my area of Northern New jersey, USA, one Staples and the other a Bestbuy sneered when I showed them the CERT warning just after public disclosure, one totally ignorant of the issue, and the other indicating that they were aware, but since their corporate or distribution center had sent no action update, they would continue to sell the 3 or more affected Netgear routers, without even warning purchasers of probable critical firmware upgrade requirement soon thereafter

There is no wonder that it is neigh impossible to thwart Cyber intrusions in USA when technology sales companies and consumers are blaze and a bit dense about using common sense and prudence in addressing technology security issues.

China and Russia aren't ready to go it alone on tech, but their threats are worryingly plausible

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Article false statement

Simon Sharwood's statement that ..." Edward Snowden, whose SUGGESTIONS that American vendors were complicit in the United States' surveillance efforts..." is factually incorrect, and this reporting is no less egregious and faulty that the fake news that abounded in the recent US Presidential campaigns.

Edward Snowden "released" actual US government documents to credible UK, US, French and other journals, which categorically showed the illegal snooping action of the US National Security Agency (NSA) in collaboration/cooperation with US technology companies, which is not Mt. Snowden's opinions.

This put Mr. Sharwood's whole article in question, as it thus difficult to tell how much else of the article is Sharwood's unfounded "opinion or Suggestion", rather than fact.

Microsoft refuses to join the Zero Outage brigade, Google and AWS keep mum

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Furtherance of Microsoft dystopia.

The excuse syndrome for Microsoft has set in, since none of the companies in the Zero Outage cooperative have ever claimed to guarantee 100% uptime, but work together to significantly reduce vulnerabilities with such program.

It is unlikely that much improvement can or will be made with Microsoft software for reliability and security, since tens of millions of their naive, ignorance and "fact" dis-believing supporters will go on buying such broken technology, and won't hold the company to any sane standard of quality in their products.

SQL Server on Linux: Runs well in spite of internal quirks. Why?

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Stupid project still propagandized

The fact that Tim Anderson would phrase SQLServer on Linux as ..."Some limitations but most things work" is poor recommendation for most all experienced Linux users who have for generations expected and received great performing SQL RDBMS that consistently outperformed Microsoft Windows and with SQLServer in every benchmark - Reliability, Scalability, Flexibility, Security, Return-on-Investment (ROI), and particularly "multi-platform" support - for Linux, UNIX, Mac OS X, BSD UNIX-like and even Windows.

Most senior technologists from several large technology firms, organizations and Database groups have commented to me that (paraphrasing) .."SQLServer on Linux is a complete waste of time since it does not compete well with stronger SQL databases, e.g. EnterpriseDB/PostgreSQL, and actually "does not run natively" under Linux for maximum configurability and performance.

How pathetic a situation is that for this "SQLServer on Linux" weird project, even for Microsoft Windows and applications users.

Eugene Kaspersky is now personally defending your feet

W. Anderson

Kaspersky Mocking Windows protection

Nice socks gimmick by Eugene Kaspersky, "... who sadly wasn't present last night) said next year will feature lots of malware and business will be good."

He was not referring to Apple MacOS, Linux, ChromeOS, but Microsoft which every day seems to entangle their software into more and more malware, and is a total morass.

Good that at least Kaspersky, Sophos, Symantec and others can still enjoy significant income - from Microsoft software disaster, even though "PC" tales are tanking each and every year.


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