Re: Slightly confused about samba
That was my thought as well. Performance gains at the expense of security is not a trade off I'm willing to make.
38 posts • joined 6 Jun 2014
That was my first thought when I saw the hardware requirements for Win11: this is going to be an impossible sell for many companies that invested untold millions to update to Win10. I worked for many years at a big-box home improvement company that took ages to upgrade and update hardware so the worker bees could enjoy the 'luxury and splendor' of 10 over 7. To the best of my knowledge that roll-out was completed only two years ago so I highly doubt they will be looking to update any time soon.
I would argue that Linux succeeded because it is not a commercial project. Granted it may have initially started with more resources but for how long? Commercial products demand a revenue stream to be successful and what if early iterations of a commercial kernel simply didn't sell? The plug would be pulled at an early stage in development then put back on the shelf to wither.
Agreed, HP's board was correct that the planned takeover would have saddled the new firm with enormous amounts of unserviceable debt and could have possibly killed both. This was all Carl Icahn's baby from the get-go and as history has shown Icahn is not concerned with long-term viability, just short-term profit.
Most of the Discworld novels are standalone and can be read in any order, however it is *suggested* by the author to read from the beginning (The Colour of Magic) and the witch books (Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Masquerade and Carpe Jugulum really do need to be read in order. Enjoy, Pratchett's work is brilliant.
The Apple vs Android hyperbole aside, is this really that much faster or convenient? You still have to physically open your wallet and wait for the cash to dispense. I fail to see how removing a few button presses (which you still have to do on your phone) is worth all the fuss. Now if it transported the cash directly into my wife's purse I could see the point...
>apart from ASDA that is, who decide the need to see ID whenever I buy booze despite being in my 60's
Thanks to the draconian alcohol laws here in the US (Virginia to be more precise) I am asked for proof of age for ANY age-restricted product even though I'm well into my 50's. This includes non-alcoholic "beer". Go figure...
> slow processor.
For playing the latest 3D games certainly, however my HD+ does just spiffy on full 1080 BD rips which is the primary reason I bought it. Cyanogenmod 11 runs at an acceptable rate, not earth-shattering mind you but certainly fast enough for the light fondling I do. I've grown rather fond of it...
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