* Posts by docca

2 posts • joined 18 Mar 2014

Faxing hell: The cops say they would very much like us to stop calling them all the time


Not the cops -- but the post office

Many, many years ago, I logged into CompuServe's SWREG "online store" to buy some licenses for an antivirus for the company I worked at the time (damn, I feel old now). Instead of 25 licenses, I typed 250. And also forgot to check the option to receive only the licenses through email. CompuServe had no billing forms to check, card numbers, nothing. They'd charge it directly to the account without as much as a "are you sure?" prompt.

After a month or so I received a VERY angry call from the local Post Office regional director, requesting that I go there at once and retrieve my 250 packages, as they were filling an entire room and they would not send a car to deliver them. They sent one diskette for each license, inside a plastic case, inside two bubble envelopes. I asked them to SEND THEM BACK. I swear I could feel the hate from the person on the other side of the line in my soul...

(and also got a VERY steep bill that month, that required quite a lot of talking with CompuServe's billing dept to get out of)

UK's CASH POINTS to MISS Windows XP withdrawal date


Re: Hmm

That's not true at all.

SUSE offers SUSE Linux Enterprise (Server,Desktop,POS,SAP, etc) with 7 years of support. If you pay extra, it can be supported for up to 10 years. There's even a stripped-down version of SLE for Point-of-Sale machines. See http://www.suse.com/sles

On the free side of things, most LTS/Stable releases should get at least 3 years of security updates.

Check your facts first.


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