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?
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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).
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".
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).
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?
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?
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.
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!
So basically Microsoft are making their gaming platform (Windows 10) much more console like, when one of the great benefits of the gaming on the PC is that games could be modded.
This is just going to end up a game of cat and mouse because modder's will modify the Windows protection modules so that games can still be modded.
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