* Posts by moonpunk

8 posts • joined 16 Jul 2013

Beeb hands £560m IT deal to Atos. Again

moonpunk

Spot on! Which is why you can be sure that after the 5 years of this contract they will most definitely exercise the 3 year extension clause - means as long as the licence fee keeps rolling in then they won't have to worry about running a procurement until 2025!

What an absolute disgraceful use of public funds!

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Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

moonpunk

Re: Microsoft does not care

I’m not sure I understand the point you’re trying to make (other than the usual “Microsoft are evil and we all hate them <blah> <blah> <blah>…”

You say “Microsoft does not care about the non corporate user base” but this move absolutely does harm to the corporate user base - almost exclusively.

A consumer buying a new PC today with the latest Intel Kaby Lake chipset will likely buy the PC complete with an OS. It is highly probable that the OS bundled with that PC will be Windows - and the vendor will install Windows 10 (not least because the drivers to support the Kaby Lake chipset on Windows is only for Windows 10). There won’t be many consumers that will be buying a new PC to run a previous version of Windows on - that’s for sure.

However, there will be many corporates who will! They will do a deal with the vendor to bulk buy PC hardware and (if bought in sufficient numbers) to buy without an OS. They will want to run a previous version of Windows (8.1 or 7) - just some of the reasons for this will be: -

- They have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement which already provides them with a Windows licence

- They don’t have Software Assurance with that EA agreement and therefore don’t have access to Windows 10 (thereby needing to run a previous version)

- They have specific Line of Business applications which are incompatible or not supported on Windows 10

- They have a corporate build of a previous version of Windows and now is not a good time for them to invest in creating a new one

Microsoft are absolutely not caring about the corporate user base here - the complete opposite of what you’re whinging about!

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Hyperloop One settles hangman lawsuit

moonpunk

He was a bit more than an employee though wasn't he?

I thought he was a co-founder? It's not like they interviewed him and overlooked his total "w4nker'ness", it looks like they went into business with him then realised he's a total w4nker!

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Cisco gives cable industry tech for 10Gbps uploads on DOCSIS 3.1

moonpunk

Re: Virgin Media should be beaten over their asymmetric mess

Great response!

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moonpunk

Supposedly during the Thatcher government in the 80's BT proposed a project to lay Fibre Optic cable to every premise in the UK at an exceptionally high cost (several billion pounds). The government canned the project deeming it too expensive and distracting from their goal to take BT public (IPO share offering) - and hence a great opportunity was scuppered.

Just imagine if they had gone ahead with that project!!!

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Shared services centres supposed to save £128m saved £0... and cost £4m

moonpunk

I'm all for shared services...

The principle is absolutely sound - why on earth would you have multiple departments buying the same functional solutions from multiple vendors? The problem of course (as we all know) is the absolutely fantastic level of incompetence shown by those in charge of both setting up and running the Shared Service, along with those local departments that insist on the "I want to be in control and run things myself" attitude.

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Acer silences Thunderbolt

moonpunk
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Re: Intel have crippled themselves!

Good question - I understood that a single TB port on an iMac supported up to 2 TB displays. So following your logic the new (and very sexy) Mac Pro with 12 TB ports should support 24 TB displays??

Now wouldn't that be something?!

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moonpunk

Intel have crippled themselves!

The reason why so many OEM's are not supporting Intel's Thunderbolt is because there is a mandatory requirement to deliver Video through it!

I firmly believe that if Intel relaxed this requirement, and under the terms of it's license allowed manufacturers to deliver everything but Video, then there would be a wider adoption of the technology.

Because OEM's are not delivering Thunderbolt, then Thunderbolt devices are few and far between - it's a real catch-22.

Until Intel relax this mandatory requirement then USB 3.0 will continue to win through. Thunderbolt is a great technology - but Intel have crippled it with stupid rules!

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