1896 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
Upset Equation Editor was killed off? Now you can tell Microsoft to go forth and multiply: App back from the dead
Re: Wake me up
If they can find a way to have the ntbackup frontend on the new windows server backup thingy, then it'll be a sure winner.
Setting it up (windows server backup) takes a tad longer than setting up a backup job in ntbackup. And you don't have a drill-down approach if you just want to restore one file. (unless I'm mistaken).
But for now I am forced to use WSB to back up VM's and data, as ntbackup just can't do that.
Hats off to an old-school admin who runs a physical server under his stairs in his spare time as a hobby project, and as a public service to boot.
That's how you learn how these things *really work* and keep your own hardware skills up to date.
Agreed, plus it is fun shutting it down and listening to the cries of outrage
Ahhh, the good old days of OS/2 vs Windows... Good fights and flames all over the place :)
Nowadays I just use what works for me OOB-wise. Smoothwall for firewalling, ClearOS for VPN and routing between subnets, Windoze for ms-word and ms-excel, linux mint for libreoffice and exploring risky, suspicious links sent via email (on a physically different network).
I prefer nowadays just to stick the CD or ISO image in, and install whatever I need, apply patches and harden it, and that's it. Not in the mood to waste time anymore, just quicker and easier going the OOB route than to sit with some arb linux distro, and battling to get things to work.
Re: And still...
Everything is totally contained, uninstall the offending app, you uninstall its effects. Its not like windows where it's modified your phone and left it's payload.
Can Sir tell me what happens in the case of an offending app rooting your phone? How do you get rid of that without a factory reset?
Our NAS runs on an Intel Xeon - so it will be vulnerable - especially when it is converted to a NAS, and world+dog have access to it.
Patch it? Non. I don't want a degraded NAS.
However, access to it will be tightly controlled, so any ne'er-do-well trying to get in will have a fiddly time doing so.
So. The risk is there, but it is one I'm willing to take - sacrificing security for performance this time round.
Remote desktops/VM's etc - all patched, not taking chances there.
New military equipment was also a challenge for The Green Machine's ranks of BOFHs. He gave the example of the F-35, which he called the "flying mega-computer," that requires secure data stream to send information and receive commands from ground controllers and defense systems. Lynn also said his agency had developed systems that allowed fighters on the ground to watch live video streams from drones on mobile phones.
Can I interest Sir in a copy of "Superiority" by a Mr Arthur C Clarke? Highly recommended.
Re: Back in the day.....
Good old DOS and WordPerfect 5.1 and SuperCalc5...
Only boot sector viruses to worry about.
Macro viruses was virtually nonexistent as was Nigerian scam spam (and any other type of spam).
Goatse was unheard of, as well as tubgirl and the other assortment of shock sites.
No fake news.
Best of all, no facebook or twitter.
Programs was small, not bloated.