Shame ShowShifter went under.
this was out before made media centre
The first 10 foot UI screen and generally worked well.
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Thanks for the story
Its quite well balanced.
As an ex-employee, being made redundant before Christmas was never great fun but I am glad the products live on (even if it is in the US).
There was lots of work involved bringing UDO to the market with a lot of dedicated staff.
As per usual in these situations, someone else will profit from innovation and other peoples hard work ...
I wonder what happened to the CEO, he seems to have gone to ground
just as a heads up, If Linux was the most used OS a virus outbreak would NOT happen on this scale or like the fore mentioned virus.
Linux is very safe in this regard.
Say for example I were to get a virus in my email.
I would have to save the attachment
chmod +x on the saved file to make it executable then run it.
even then it would only run it as my local users privileges NOT as root user.
So at worst my own account would be screwed but not the whole OS.
bottom line, to screw up a windows pc you work with it, to screw up a Linux pc you have to work at it.
I have heard of a large company (18,000+ employees) having a large outbreak of this virus on their networks.
It's been a support desk nightmare week !
The timing could not have been worse (as most people were off over the Christmas period hence no updates on work pc's).
since it spreads via the network and not the usual email its a real pain.
Its funny how Symantec rate it as a low virus, god knows what Symantec would label as high .....
Still I use Linux so im not bothered in the slightest.
Joe K, The reason why companies invest in say optical storage is for legal reasons.
Backing up stuff onto hard drive is ok for short term storage but long term storage is needed on something that does not require power.
Ever seen anyone guarantee a hard drive for 20 years ?
Take for example a car insurance company, They have to keep backed up data going back 6 years.
If old customers data is stored on optical media then there is no power requirements in keeping data. Power is only required to read back or write to.
Also this data is guaranteed for 50 years on UDO media.
Or another example is the film industry when shipping mastered films to different countries (say for a world wide release of a film at the same time).
Shipping mastered films on either hard drive or LT backup take is unreliable due to vibration, temperature.
Yes the film industry could use blue-ray DVD but then if it got pinched then anyone could view it.
Also mastered films tend to be larger (data wise) than the finished product.
So when it comes to security, you'd ideally want a medium format that not many other people use, less chance of a security breach then.