* Posts by deeztech

8 posts • joined 8 Jan 2010

Lavabit, secure email? Hardly, says infosec wizard Moxie Marlinspike


Re: not true


Thought about that and we include the option to import your own cert without the private key.


not true

I have a secure email service almost ready for launch that utilizes truly s/mime encrypted email. Since only the public key is required for encryption we are going to be giving the user the option to download the private key to their system and delete it off the server. So all email will always be encrypted on the server with no possibility of decrypting unless the user utilizes the private key on their end. This is true encrypted email as well as encrypted attachments. The only password that gets passed is to simply authenticate the account but the email is still encrypted on the server.

Microsoft to bake Windows 8 in three flavours


media center?

As a user of media center I don't see that mentioned anywhere. Did I miss it or is MS abandoning the best UI they ever made?

Google's Android code deleted from Linux kernel



"Google does not support the Republican party"?????? WTF does that have to do with this discussion you ignorant bafoon? Why do you feel you have to interject unrelated political commentary into this article?

Ghost of Gates' tablet haunts Microsoft's future


But, does it run Quickbooks?

I have used various distros like Ubundu, PC Linux OS, Mandriva, Mepis. It always comes down to the same trivial thing. Here are the usual customer questions and comments when I suggest to migrate them to Linux:

Can I use quickbooks to manage my small business finances with Linux? Can I use Word and Excel and Outlook? I tried that OpenOffice software you set up on my computer, but I just don't like it. I would rather use office.

People need to realize, the everyday small/medium business owners are so invested with Microsoft products it's almost impossible to migrate them to a new platform whether it's better or not. People are resistant to change. You can try to migrate to Linux and then you are going to spend a very considerable amount of your time trying to get Linux to look and behave like Windows which is what they are used to. Well, if you are going to do that, might as well use Windows and save yourself the headache.


I agree mostly

But, if I'm going to invest a few hundred dollars (probably more like $400-$500), I would like to be able to use it as a desktop on occassion while I'm away to my favorite beach spot and I need to do some quick work so I don't have to lug both my laptop and my slate with me.


@Ben Tasker

I never said that I didn't do both. I did but I had issues and I had to spend time on the web researching it. It didn't just work like it works on Windows. You are downplaying the incostencies and bugs that plague linux it on the desktop. You know you do, everyone else who has spent ANY considerable time in Linux realizes it too. So, drop the act and get real! I bet you are one of those Linux zealots that tell people to RTFM everytime someone has issues with your beloved OS. Here's my motto on linux on the desktop. "If you like to waste your time figuring out how to do trivial stuff on your computer, then by all means, use Linux".

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Comparing apples to oranges

One of the problems I have with this article and I have many, is making statements that this can't actually be successful because developers will have to pay Windows 7 license fees when they can make more money by using linux or even android. I assume it refers to the upcoming android OS which is also another linux flavor. You can't possibly compare linux or android to Windows 7. I'm not a linux basher, on the contrary I use linux quite a bit but not on the desktop. It's simply not ready for the desktop. Too many hoops to run through to make it run like Windows. Too many bugs and too many work arounds. Have you ever tried to use multiple displays on your linux desktop and have expected to save the configuration reliably everytime you reboot? Have you ever tried to setup a pptp vpn connection so that you can connect to your job and do your work?

Point is, Windows 7 is an outstanding desktop OS which gets me working with minimum amount of fuss in a very reliable manner. If it means that I have to pay extra for the convenience and the reliability then so be it. Remember, you ALWAYS get what you pay for.

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