You worked with her too? She was an absolute nightmare, and couldn't manage a p1s5up in a brewery despite spending 90% of her time inebriated.
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Cloudflare goes retro with COBOL delivery service. Older coders: Who's laughing now? Turns out we're still vital
Data surge as more Brits work from home? Not as hard on the network as their nightly Netflix binges, claims BT
Falcon Eye 1 was built by Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia. It featured a high-resolution Imager, HiRI, imaging system with a ground resolution of 70 cm across a 20 km swath. It was built for the use of the UAE Armed Forces.
Sounds like there might be more to this than is being made public.
Guy is booted out of IT amid outsourcing, wipes databases, deletes emails... goes straight to jail for two-plus years
VMware bods – you back at work yet? Guess who's just poked their head into the software-defined data centre...
Sounds like a re-badge of Virtuozzo
Looking through, the help guide and the overall description smells like Virtuozzo Infrastructure Platform:
Not sure when it'll be ready for release, but the site doesnt give any info on who's using it (or how to get it other than via Sales)
Stop doing IP addresses and use DNS
IPv6 will only start taking off when people (thats *you and me*) stop working with dumb IP addresses and start using DNS correctly. The amound of times I have to shout at people who hard-code IP's into apps, files etc gives me an ulcer. THe *point* of DNS is that we dont need to remember stupidly long IP's.
And don't get me started on the abombination that is CGNAT. WTF - its a too-small plaster for a festering boil, and I hope it breaks and takes all its apps with it.
Applies to *any* project *ever* - rules to success.
* If the wheel exists don't build another one;
* If the wheels aren't exactly the shape or size you need, augment the wheels and contribute your augmentations back for review and inclusion in the wheel inventory.
* If the wheels don't exist, build a wheel and share the plans for the wheel.
NB. If you work at a Big5-Con, don't do this
Re: Reminds me of an energy management company I used to work for
<thermostats .... were put back and everyone was happy.
We never told them they weren't connected to anything...>
This happens in 90% of all commercial offices - its there to make sure the users feel in charge while ensuring the system runs itself without morons changing it every 5 minutes. Bonus points to those installes who throw in the CxO A/C remote control that beeps and the wall panel with actual working numbers!
Most people (even IT) don't realise that there are actually Embedded versions of Windows. Many use the same old screensavers, desktop look-and-feel and logon screens as XP, but are based on later versions of OS (with the lifecycle's of those products). Many medical imaging devices, ATM's, screens at the train station etc will be running these rather than the "full" desktop.
How does the end of support for Windows XP impact Windows Embedded products?
Windows Embedded products have their own distinct lifecycles, based on when the product was released and made generally available. It is important for businesses to understand the support implications for these products in order to ensure that systems remain up-to-date and secure. The following Windows Embedded products are based on Windows XP:
Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems. This product is identical to Windows XP, and Extended Support will end on April 8, 2014.
Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 3 (SP3). This is the original toolkit and componentized version of Windows XP. It was originally released in 2002, and Extended Support will end on Jan. 12, 2016.
Windows Embedded for Point of Service SP3. This product is for use in point of sale devices. It’s built from Windows XP Embedded. It was originally released in 2005, and Extended Support will end on April 12, 2016.
Windows Embedded Standard 2009. This product is an updated release of the toolkit and componentized version of Windows XP. It was originally released in 2008, and Extended Support will end on January 8, 2019.
Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. This product for point of sale devices reflects the updates available in Windows Embedded Standard 2009. It was originally released on 2009, and extended support will end on April 9, 2019.
Why does support for Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems end with Windows XP?
Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems is a specially licensed version of Windows XP Professional for industry devices, delivering the full features and functionality of Windows XP. Given this relationship, both operating systems followed the same release schedule and share the same timeline
Why will Windows XP Embedded be supported for two years longer than Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems?
Windows XP Embedded is a modular form of Windows XP, with additional functionality to support the needs of industry devices. It was released separately from Windows XP and provides a separate support lifecycle to address the unique needs of industry devices. Devices running Windows XP Embedded will be supported through 2016.
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WTF is up with the Reg Hardware reviewer and banging on about "missing" CD drives? I have one in my laptop and used it last over 6 months ago. Windows 7 can be installed from USB, and almost everything else can be downloaded or sent via email. Please get the reviewers to state WHY they NEED a CD drive?!
VDI on ESX with HP iLO
With VMWare building DPM into its systems VDI on ESX with HP kit, DPM connected to iLO and the whole lot in a automated DRS cluster means we can have servers power up and down according to load, and rebalance the cluster as needed. Users don't see any performance slowdown thanks to PAM cards on the NetApps we use for storage and we save on power overnight and weekends as most of the hosts power down.
@ AC - you forgot to link to the (much better) FreeNAS - http://www.freenas.org/
It now includes ZFS so you don't need a fancy RAID card to get the full peace of mind and storage pooling you have in the Drobo. Point and click software is also easy to get going and use.
Best of all, its free (as in beer)
NetApp R4 and RDP is a Raid 4 tech that sticks parity onto dedicated disks - this causes them to run very 'hot' in a busy system and can cause slowdowns. The 3Par system sounds more like a tweak of Raid 6 to work on the 3Par 'chunklet' system (check their site for the exact details or see http://bit.ly/2YzQK5 ). This means that loads are still striped across all disks in the array which boosts performance.
Source(s): 3Par user