Re: Re: We need new Operating System architectures
The limited user thing in Windows is a copy of it's counterpart in Unix. It works the same, and provides the same annoyances. If Unix took over, the average user would just run as root or get into the habit of using sudo before everything.
That problem is with the end user, not the OS.
As a network administrator that runs Windows 2008 Terminal Services, UAC is not that big of a problem. If you're running software that requires administrative access just to run, you're probably running the wrong software. It'd be like software asking for the root password in Unix just to run. It shouldn't be happening.
"It just lets you get rid of it by reverting to a snapshot of the system prior to the presence of software"
I use the backup and recovery tools built into windows to do that now. I know it's in Windows 7, but I think it's been built into Windows since Vista, possibly XP. Hell, I do that when it's just time to start fresh, faster then loading the OS and drivers from CD.
There's also the System Restore function that I'm also fairly sure was built into XP, but that only does system files. That's another thing that's saved several computers from Viruses in my Tech support history. I don't like using it though, it potentially leaves the original, bad file on the disk where the Backup and Recovery tool overwrites the entire drive.
We don't need net neutrality laws, we need more competition.
Look at Pittsburgh (where I live now). We have at last count 6 different ISPs to choose from all offering broadband (3 DSL, 1 coax, and 2 fiber). When Comcast started capping downloads, never happened here. When the six strikes thing started, never happened here. Bittorrent throttling never happened here. If our ISP pisses us off, we can just say screw them and pick a different one (three of them are confirmed dumb pipes).
Sure, Apple can approve what it wants, but that just means we can't sue them for it. We sure as hell can make fun of them for it. And we should. If we just let people continue to be wrong without pointing it out, nothing will change (Or worse, it'll get worse).
I was a witness to a car wreck a few weeks ago and agreed to testify in court. Two days ago I got paperwork stating that I'm the one being charged. Now I have to pay money to get a lawyer to get this fixed.
Re: Re: Re: And what exactly is wrong in presented picture?
Hi, I'm a Network Administrator. 20 some odd years personal experience and 10 years professional. And in my professional (and personal) opinion, you're an idiot. Who do you work for so I can make sure to never hire them?
You seriously don't know that a vary large group of people actually pay real money for hosted E-Mail servers (and an ass load of other hosted services)? Do you even Internet?
I was going to call you "a raging moron", but then I thought maybe you're just from another country. Though I think the vast majority of the world knows what I'm about to explain to you.
In the US there's this thing called the Bill of Rights. It is a document we hold above all else. One of the first things in this document is a thing called The First Amendment. It states that the United States Government cannot infringe upon it's citizens rights to free speech. Basically, all speech is protected in the US.
Muslims have been spied on by NYPD. No harm was done before that spying was reviled and no harm was really done after the revile ether. Judge William Martini thinks that violating our natural rights isn't harm.
I love these kind of comments. There's a rumor that Steam might, possibly, potentially, in some situations get some DNS information and people use it as justification for hatred. But somehow these people, who think that they should avoid anything because it could be used in the wrong way, are on a computer. Microsoft could do the same thing. Apple could. The many developers of Linux could as well. Hell, if we're really being paranoid about it, I'd be more worried about the Linux developers since they don't have incoming money on the line.
I have a media center system running on XBMC and a central MySQL database. It's got a plugin that will organize your library into different channels and keep a TV Guide style setup so you can channel surf and browse a schedule and such. Worked better then the interface of my Comcast box. I turned it off after about a week because it just wasn't worth it. Why flip threw possibly dozens of channels of things you probably don't want to watch at the time when you can just flip threw the library to what you do want to watch?
Basically I'm saying that Netflix doesn't need a channel surf function. No one would use it after a while.