* Posts by kryptylomese

427 publicly visible posts • joined 26 May 2015


Who cares what Apple's about to announce? It owes us a macOS x86 virtual appliance for non-Mac computers


Google search for fastest CPU in 2020


Rank Device 3DMark Physics Score

1 Intel Core i9-10900K Processor DirectX 12.00 13877

Take your pick: Linux on Windows 10 hardware, or Windows 10 on Linux hardware


Re: Year of the Linux desktop?

Ansible is way more powerful than group policies and can be applied to any Linux instance. How do you think administrators manage tens of thousands of Linux servers?

Another German state plans switch back from Linux to Windows


Lots of companies run Linux including Google

Of course the folks that work at Google were not already living with Microsoft's offerings so migration was not necessary. New companies can benefit from running Linux - old companies have people that think they need Windows (and probably do for some very old esoteric reasons).

Es are good, Es are good. Xeon Es are good, says Intel: Entry-level workstation CPUs touted


Re: It's broken, yet they keep selling.

Go with Proxmox instead of VMware. Proxmox is far more versatile (it is linux under the hood so you can basically do anything with it) and allows you to create a resilient cluster using CEPH and doesn't need a VSphere node. BTW it is free

Hot new application for blockchain: How does botnet control sound?


Re: No worse than something on a web page

Please see the fist comment in this thread?


No worse than something on a web page

Any kind of marker on the internet e.g. something on a web page, could serve as a way of controlling a botnet. Blockchains are readable from the internet so.... ....they are no more of a risk than something on a web page.

VM-container chimera Kata Containers emerges from lab


Re: Just use Proxmox

You really haven't used Proxmox have you! You will have a much quieter life with it and it more than just works!


Just use Proxmox

VMware is the Microsoft of the Virtualisation world

Hey cool, you went serverless. Now you just have to worry about all those stale functions


An unpatched server is an easy target but those servers will probably be monitored and intrusions detected. Is there something detecting the breakins on serverless?

AWS won serverless – now all your software are kinda belong to them


The value of serverless is that you pay for what you use.

A slurp of Kool-aid? You pay through the nose for that scaling - it is cheaper to over commit on standard hardware!

Can't wait for Linux apps on Chrome OS? And you like stability? We'll see you in December, then


and then update/reboot.... repeat and malware and things break and eugh Windows!

VMware to finally deliver full-function HTML5 vSphere client


Re: Steve - *applause*

Except that not all systems can be connected to the cloud...

Proxmox rocks BTW!

Meet TPU 3.0: Google teases world with latest math coprocessor for AI


Re: serial liquid cooling

The difference is that chips are more reliable if kept cool - also you can clock them higher.

Microsoft's most popular SQL Server product of all time runs on Linux


Re: Microsoft was regularly using Unix by 1982...

Xenix is Unix - NOT Linux!


Whoa, Gartner drops a truth bomb: Blockchain is overhyped and top IT bods don't want it


Re: A small increment on the Luhn formula of 1954

Proof of Stake does not work that way


Noise from blast of gas destroys Digiplex data depot disk drives


Re: Safe for personnel?

"They really ought to use inert gas mixtures in US gas chambers, they're quick, totally painless and kill without any sense of suffocation or fighting for breath."

Or just completely abolish the death penalty like the rest of the humane world did decades ago!

Microsoft Lean's in: Slimmed-down Windows 10 OS option spotted


Re: Why would they sell the OS users really want?

The top games coming out nowadays run on Linux! Maybe the steam machine helped with that? Vulkan is major factor also.

Linux Beep bug joke backfires as branded fix falls short


Re: Of course it's not an important security issue

The difference is that the security implications were detailed in the man pages and you can fix this yourself very easily whereas with Windows you would have wait for Microsoft to provide a fix if a) they found the issue in the first place and b) they actually decide to fix it rather than logging as "won't fix".

Crypt-NO-coins: US city bans mining funbux on its electrical power grid


Re: Wrong lake

A National Grid like the would solve the power limitation issue and applying a commercial tariff seems only fair!

Airbus CIO: We dumped Microsoft Office not over cost but because Google G Suite looks sweet


Move away from Microsoft office and you can be free

The last 2 companies I have worked for do not use Office and instead use G Suite and this has not only saved them money but also allowed everyone freedom in choosing their platform and I am pleased to say that Linux has won out (some people still chose Windows and Mac). However, some people "needed" MS Office so they would be completely compatible with documents created by as well as for other companies (the number of people who needed this was tiny).

Great, we're going to get DevOps-ed. So, 15 years of planning processes – for the bin?


Re: Usual DevOps bollocks

For NoOps to work, Dev's need to think also like Ops and that is not where the glamour is to be found!

Boring. The phone business has lost the plot and Google is making it worse


Re: Stock Android

I think Immunet AV will work with Win2000 but I have not tested it:-


Huawei guns for Apple with Mac-alike Matebook X


Re: MacOs

It is fairly trivial to make Linux desktop behave like a Mac!


XPS13 runs Ubuntu perfectly!

Windows slithers on to Arm, legless?


Re: Wedded to Intel

Windows does but not the software that runs on it and that is the problem!

Bloke sues Microsoft: Give me $600m – or my copy of Windows 7 back


Re: Re:Figure out your next step...

"Export as" (Microsoft Office Format) instead of "save as" and you can export as PDF (if that is an acceptable format for review)


Re: Re:Figure out your next step...

Yes you can still make a living as a blacksmith but the world has moved on. It will always be hard to support legacy systems/games/applications.

Also "WINE-unfriendly due to the hardware demands" - What?


Re: Don't forget to sue them for time lost...

Customers of a restaurant are much better off not looking inside the kitchen!

Dell soups up low-end Data Domain deduper


fdupes anyone?

Linux "fdupes" does this

Lloyds Bank bans Bitcoin purchases by credit card customers


Totally fair point and yet the affect of the banks taking this action now is that the value of bitcoin dropping right now


The banks don't like bitcoin.

And so the day tripper investors pull out and perhaps invest in shares say via the Lloyds bank share trading platform or whatever. At the end of the day any money that is not in a regular bank is not helpful to the banks so the banks are retaliating.

This was an inevitable part of the bitcoin experiment and it is fair bet that Bitcoin will survive it but the hit to its value is obviously anyone's guess right now. Probably more importantly is what the banks will do next with regards to fight any possible recovery or growth - are they any more capable of fighting it than media creation companies are of fighting the pirate bay?

You're the IT worker in charge of securing the cloud for your company. Welcome to Hell


Companies (cough I mean investors) love the idea of AWS

Because you can scale to any size in the cloud (e.g. AWS). The sad reality is that it will cost the company a lot more and will be less secure and each node will be less reliable.

The old guard knows better than to go into the cloud but that is not how companies are funded - why would a company ask computing experts how to do something when they can just flannel the investors with buzzwords?

Apple whispers farewell to macOS Server


Is it possible that simply not enough people are using it?

Is it because Apple users don't know what a computer is?

You can't ignore Spectre. Look, it's pressing its nose against your screen


Re: No shared CPUs

You can do that with a Hyper converged solution e.g. Proxmox for very little outlay!


Re: Arm A53

And they are way less powerful than an equivalent costing Intel machine!

STOP! It's dangerous to upgrade to VMware 6.5 alone. Read this


Re: Upgrading from 5.5

Or even better, to ProxMox!

DigitalOcean cuts cloud server pricing to stop rivals eating its lunch


Re: Support

You hosted a critical site on a single instance?

Meltdown, Spectre bug patch slowdown gets real – and what you can do about it


Re: hyperconverged

My test ProxMox cluster (Intel Xeon x5675 based) and the guest systems that are comprised of both Windows 10 and Linux under KVM as well as a bunch of Linux containers under LXC have not seen any noticeable impact.

Workloads include databases, file servers, PXE boot servers, web servers and PCIe pass though of both Graphics and Sound Card testing with intensive applications including games.

The hounds of storage track converged and hyperconverged beasts


Re: Easy and cheap to build a hyperconverged system with Proxmox!

Have you actually built a hyperconverged solution downvoter and have you actually used proxmox - do you know anything about KVM and LXC and CEPH?


Easy and cheap to build a hyperconverged system with Proxmox!

And it works brilliantly!

Developers, developers, developers: How 'serverless' crowd dropped ops like it's hot


It is a solution (backed by investors) looking for a problem

AWS is FAR more expensive than private cloud and AWS instances are only 3 nines (so you use more of them and you use Amazon's built in services).

Company investors (the only people that matter) like the sound of Amazon but it is most often a bad idea unless your business model is huge e.g. netflix

Sys Ops is dead - long live sys ops!

Microsoft to run VMware on Azure, on bare metal. Repeat. Microsoft to run VMware on Azure.


Re: ProxMox is better than VMware!

Please link your benchmark results for 2017 on latest Linux kernel?


ProxMox is better than VMware!

It is more performant, flexible, extensible, and has much better storage options!

It is much less expensive and requires less resources (No need for VCentre)

'Urgent data corruption issue' destroys filesystems in Linux 4.14


"with sensible defaults" :)

Munich council: To hell with Linux, we're going full Windows in 2020


So you are not aware of just how fantastic RedHat support is - They even diagnose and fix issues with Microsoft products!

Ubuntu support is also very good!


Er... you don't run a Linux estate do you - the uptime is awesome!


Re: Google do not use Windows

I agree with you on all points - Did they not think and survey this stuff when they proposed switching?

Stinks of bad management practices!


Google do not use Windows

Google run Gubuntu - Is the council so special as an organisation that they can't use Linux too?

Sounds like they are doing things wrongly if they can't use Linux on the Desktop in this day and age!

Don't worry about those 40 Linux USB security holes. That's not a typo


Physical access means you own the system

Did I mention that physical access to system means an attacker owns it?

Countdown starts for new Xen hypervisor release



Proxmox (which is based on KVM) is fantastic specially when configured as a CEPH cluster and is free to try forever and the support costs are very competitive (I don't work for them BTW)