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[#] Fri Jul 17 2009 14:59:41 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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leave it to Mickeysoft. If you want a usable backup solution, you have to get the Business or Ultimate edition of Vista. Lame-O!

[#] Thu Jul 23 2009 10:24:12 EDT from Quahog @ Uncensored

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Microsoft opened [Hyper-V] Linux-driver code after 'violating' GPL

Microsoft was in violation of the GPL (General Public License) on the Hyper-V
code it released to open source this week.

After Redmond covered itself in glory by opening up the code, it now looks
like it may have acted simply to head off any potentially embarrassing legal
dispute over violation of the GPL. The rest was theater.

[#] Thu Jul 23 2009 10:50:49 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It's a set of kernel drivers designed to facilitate running Linux inside Hyper-V.
The only way to get into the kernel is to use the GPL. I don't see why anyone considers this a big deal.

And you'd have to be a complete idiot to run Linux inside Windows, instead of the other way around.

To those who think otherwise, I say: you'd have to be a complete idiot to run Linux inside Windows, instead of the other way around.

[#] Thu Jul 23 2009 14:56:50 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Guess it's time to delete all my Virtualbox setups 8)

[#] Fri Jul 24 2009 03:14:38 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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I like these outcuts:

Windows 7, unlike Vista, works well enough, but, so does XP SP3. Windows 7 also has quite a different look and feel from SP3. I could see most XP users having almost as much trouble re-learning how to use their computer with Windows 7 as they would if they moved to a Mac or to say Ubuntu Linux

[#] Fri Jul 24 2009 15:06:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Microsoft sees first annual sales decline in its history for fiscal 2009

It's worse than that. It is well known that Microsoft shifts its earnings around between quarters so that they don't ever show a "bad" quarter, but merely different levels of good.

So if they're *showing* a bad quarter, it's actually a *really* bad quarter, because they had no way to fudge the numbers.

By the way ... the article also indicates that Oracle "posted profit and sales last month that topped estimates."

[#] Sat Jul 25 2009 11:10:22 EDT from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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IG: Well, since my company won't let me run Linux as my primary OS, I'm forced to run Linux in a VirtualBox VM. On the other hand, that allows me to do a few things that let me get around certain draconian security measures that they use. ;-)

[#] Sat Jul 25 2009 11:21:08 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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VirtualBox on your desktop doesn't count. I'm talking about people who build their virtualization stragegy around 'Doze Server 2008 and Hyper-V. *Those* people are the massive idiots.

For building a virtual data center, VMware's Virtual Infrastructure is insanely, untouchably great. If you want to go open source, Xen gets the job done too, although it's not nearly as lightweight as VMware's bare metal hypervisors.

In order to be legit in this business, Microsoft needs to release a hypervisor that:

1. Runs on the bare metal
2. Doesn't run on top of Windows
3. Doesn't require Windows, or Windows infrastructure (like Active Directory) to manage it
4. Is free (as in gratis)

Until they do that, Hyper-V will remain firmly in the same league as VirtualBox.

[#] Sat Jul 25 2009 17:57:25 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Linus Torvalds think's IG has a disease.....

[#] Sat Jul 25 2009 19:55:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Linus can STFU about pragmatism over purity until he's willing to commit to a stable kernel driver ABI.

[#] Mon Jul 27 2009 10:57:41 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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ok guys... here are the figures how much netbook and recession hurt microsoft:

One should note here, that their server business seems to be the most stable part of the company right now, accounting the economical shrink, one could also treat that as a win.

Otoh, as we've seen earlier in figures, Linux server marketshares didn't develop nearly as good as expected in 2002 and the following years; I'd say Microsoft did a good job keeping its turf clean here.

So while all divisions of the company are under heavy attack, server isn't. its just not as good as it could if linux weren't here.

I guess "linux on the desktop" makes a lot of people blind to the server market.

[#] Tue Jul 28 2009 08:26:23 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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seems like more people are the same opinion:


I'd say microsoft took the last possible exit with 2k8 II having virtualization inside.

[#] Tue Jul 28 2009 10:45:27 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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What is *wrong* with Vista?

Why the fuck does it take so damned long to share a folder?

Is it having to go through every individual byte of each individual file within the share and modify it's permission settings?

Fucking hell, but this operating system is the worst piece of trash ever visited upon human beings.

[#] Wed Jul 29 2009 11:10:04 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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well. seems like he's not much more daywork than reading emails.

[#] Thu Jul 30 2009 07:39:03 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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seems like asus is doing the ARM netbook under another brand:

want one!

[#] Thu Jul 30 2009 11:54:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Nice. Let the TRUE netbooks begin!

[#] Thu Jul 30 2009 12:28:29 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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at some point though, the keybaords get so small they're not useable.

[#] Thu Jul 30 2009 12:31:07 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Cellphones feel that way.

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