* Posts by kevinyeandel

7 posts • joined 10 Sep 2015

2001: Linux is cancer, says Microsoft. 2019: Hey friends, ah, can we join the official linux-distros mailing list, plz?


Re: It's all about Azure tenants

I largely agree. And they are setting themselves up nicely to rob the tax payer by making it cheap for governments to upload their exabytes but costly as hell if they want to leave, But the truth is, Linux runs on bare metal so one would expect it to run on properly managed hypervisor - there is no need to get involved in the future development of Linux - unless there is an ulteria motive, e.g. sliding in patented code/algorithms or "something". Essentially MS is a manipulator and they want to manipulate the Linux kernel for nothing more than to self serve. The only time MS does anything good is to boost their image the same way a psychopath demonstrates morality and lifestyle on Facebook; but it's what goes on behind closed doors is where the reality is.

And history has taught us that reality: we have all we need to know about Microsoft (Comes vs Microsoft case and all the other anti-trust) plus this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVHcdgrqbHE

Microsoft is an inherently evil, manipulative, destructive organisation - there is no other way to put it. They have obviously helped many businesses prosper but they are like the drug dealer that gives away an addictive sample because causing the big, costly dependency.

But arguably AWS is letting us down by not being competitive in the Office space. I work on government projects and have involvement in the selection process. I cannot legitimately say AWS is more suitable than Azure when it clearly isn't at the time of delivering an assessment.

AWS sales folk are not as aggressive as the MS ones - seemingly not wanting the business as badly - and that's why MS will trend on the Gartner Magic Quadrant ahead of all others (I think they may be there already).


Non-MS fork?

I wonder how much support a non-Microsoft build would get?

I for one would dig deep into my pockets and invest in a cut of Linux that was free of MS.

Very much worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVHcdgrqbHE

Based on empirical evidence, we could never trust Microsoft. As someone who has to work with Azure I see the way they are offering cheap entry but costly exit - yet governments etc. just commit exabytes of data they could never afford to move to a different provider. I also blame Amazon and Google for literally giving them the business.

Microsoft owns LinkedIn, Skype and people upload, spell & grammar-check their docs in MS's cloud. MS gave away Visual Studio Code, they own Github and are on the some sort of patent/innovation committee. I can't believe the incentive is NOT to harvest everyones thoughts and IP - its less of a case of conspiracy theory and more a case of factual evidence and the writing being on the wall.

Cheapskate Brits appear to love their Poundland MVNOs as UK's big four snubbed in survey again


Article title "offensive" to those of us seeking quality and no commitment to third rate providers

I'm not a cheapskate - Giffgaff didn't tie me into something it couldn't deliver like Vodafone and Orange had previously - if that changes, I can leave Giffgaff. I've been with them for many years and their business model is something Virgin, Vodafone, Orange and others can learn from.

Nice one Giffgaff!

Apple hardware priced so high that no one wants to buy it? It's 1983 all over again


Different experiences of course. For me, £3.5K for a top notch device that earns me £££ over 5-6 years amounts to pennies per hour. My 2011 MacBook lasted 5+ years and worked out about £0.06 per hour. I feel the security offered protects my customers more than Windows - obviously Apple has had a few cringy password and other vulnerabilities over the years,

I recently reviewed reliability charts for vendor hardware its disappointing reading, My experience is flawless but it seems Apple ranks below Asus and at least one other.

I wish Apple would diversify, lower their costs and sell more volume. If they provided a comparable Office solution it would be in the interest of their business.

Microsoft polishes up Chromium as EdgeHTML peers into the abyss


Re: Surprised nobody has yet said it

Oddly I just posted the Embrace, Extend and Extingiush thing myself.

"Comes versus Microsoft"

From here, a well-worth watching video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVHcdgrqbHE

Very shocking truths.

If the Open Source community don't make a stand then there will be ONLY Microsoft (hopefully Apple will not fall into the trap).


Embrace, Extend and Extinguish?

Windows 10 was insistent Edge was faster. I'm confused?!?! I wonder if this is part of Microsoft's "Embrace, Extend and Extinguish" strategy. They embrace products and protocols, extend them with proprietary API's to Extinguish what was often open source, community driven creations.

Breaking up EMC is a dumb idea, says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger


While VMWare is awesome, EMC seem to have lost direction with their 2002 Documentum acquisition. Keep hearing rumours about an acquisition by HP of that part. Seem to have got rid of a lot of sales posts from what I can tell.

Have written to them formally with concerns, keep looking at my linkedin profile but refuse to answer questions about future roadmap.

It is my job as acting CIO (and 2 other roles) to ensure our company embraces the correct technologies to solve its IT problems. Gartner Quadrant shows EMC still a leader in ECM but word from the coalface is that licenses are too expensive and they haven't listened to customers w.r.t xCP and D2 products. What is going on EMC?


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