* Posts by mladoux

4 posts • joined 23 Mar 2018

LibreOffice community protests at promotion of paid-for editions, board says: 'LibreOffice will always be free software'


Re: "Personal Edition"

No, it's not a functionality issue with "Personal Edition" it's a deployment licensing issue. It says for "Personal" or "Individual" use on the about page. At that point, it doesn't matter what functionality is embedded in the software, that language would imply that running it in a business environment would be a violation of the terms of use. That would open a business to all kinds of legal implications, and no business worth their salt is going to risk that over an office program when there are plenty of options out there that they can just pay some outfit and not have to worry about it.

Huawei savaged by Brit code review board over pisspoor dev practices


Re: Real point here

This should be standard procedure for all secure government installations when dealing with vendors, both foreign and domestic.

Core blimey... When is an AMD CPU core not a CPU core? It's now up to a jury of 12 to decide


Re: Ahhhh the famous intel 8087

I'm less than 40, The 486 DX was released in 1989, and the 386 was continued to be produced until 2007, with the prices of computers back then, people didn't immediately upgrade their processors to the latest in greatest, hell they still don't. Windows 95 would run on a 386 CPU with as little as 4 ( though sluggish, 8 is better ) megabytes of RAM. It hasn't even been 30 years since the idea that the FPU wasn't necessarily part of the CPU. IMHO, these people got what they paid for, but they failed to understand what they were paying for. The FPU cores and the CPU cores are two different units that are now commonly burned into the same chip. AMD said they got 8 CPU cores, they never said they also got 8 FPU cores.

BOFH: Give me a lever long enough and a fool, I mean a fulcrum and ....


Re: Too true

Bonus points if the sales person leaves in tears through the window. -- less heavy lifting if they propel themselves.


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