Nobody sues poor companies for harassment
34 posts • joined 27 Nov 2009
Stop us if you've heard this one: Ex-Googler sues web giant claiming terrible treatment. This time, sex harassment
You're forgetting one thing...
MS SQL server will be available in 2017 with *limited* set of features.
Until they make it work completely and truly critical-mission-ready, it will be 2019, maybe beyond that.
That, in internet and dog years is 15 years from now. Who knows what will happen until then?
Re: Thank you for your patience, understanding and ongoing trust in Linode
Linode is a solid company. I was their satisfied customer for several years until we had to switch to another host (for non-technical reasons).
Their support was top-notch, we always got a reply within an hour, day or night.
You (and I) do not know all the facts and what was happening. It is true that they were late a bit in explaining what happened, but - from what we know - it was a well organized and massive DDOS attack, and I suppose they were *very* busy defending themselves.
And, if you read this article, only two or three passwords were found. Linode says their passwords were hashed in the database, so these two were most likely leaked in some other way, maybe from the users themselves (you know, the ol' "password on a post-it note on a monitor").
The fact that Linode is open about this and is doing all that is necessary to mitigate the disaster, speaks about their competence.
TL;DR; Don't be so fast in judging before you see all the facts and think about them
I really don't see why people get so worked up about Windows Phone being dead or not?
It never was something that really succeeded or caught up with the consumers.
BTW, with Microsoft's announcement today about writing off $7.8 bln and 7800 jobs (presumably from Nokia), Windows Phone is nearly done.
This is to be expected from a guy whose previous experience is .NET.
Once we are near every developer's dream - write once, deploy everywhere, we get FB using their own interpretation of a "universal" system.
Sounds a lot like Microsoft's Windows' 10 strategy of universal apps. Which will never work as expected, of course..
Reinventing hot water from the boiler
But this "Universal" platform already exists. It's called HTML5.
What Microsoft is doing is still rooted into the old way of making apps - installing them on each device, with a fat runtime engine, of which probably 80% is not being used at all..
They are praying that processors and battery capacity will catch on, since it is almost certain that a Universal App will work well od a desktop/laptop, and maybe 30 min. on a phone.
I remember Microsoft promising roughly the same thing with its .Net platform, and soon after the launch it became obvious that it can work only on full-power PCs. That's one of the reasons why MS never used it as a portable OS - sticking to WinCE instead..
I suspect that the #if compilation will come into use very often...
Apple has one big advantage - it manufactures *both* the hardware and the OS.
This means Apple can react more quickly, doesn't have to persuade anybody to use it's OS, and - maybe most importantly - it can give itself a 100% discount on the software.
Not to mention millions of loyal customers (at least in the iPad/iPhone side of the business).
Many "enterprise hand-held devices" have additional hardware -- bar code readers, RF-ID sensors, etc. -- and they need specific drivers, data ports etc.
Also, some businesses need to connect to various legacy back-end systems with different terminal emulators and protocols.
I doubt that iOS can handle these.
Are we missing something here?
Wait, wait, isn't the purpose of an OS with GUI to make it easy for the user?
The difference between Ubuntu and Fedora 13 is just a few social networking apps - which can be easily installed on Fedora or uninstalled on Ubuntu.
I can't see the logic of making an OS less attractive for its potential user, just to satisfy a minority of geeks (who - anyway - compile their systems from scratch).