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Comment: Re:What is the point, really? (Score 1) 265

by Anon-Admin (#48361041) Attached to: Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

I converted to Linux when Windows 3.1 went to windows 95 and have not managed, trouble shot, or worked on a windows system other than the work laptop/desktop, and help desk handles the problems with these systems.

I have no idea how to diagnose an issue with a windows system. I can however do anything and everything with Linux. I did watch the help desk guy grab files off the system that he said he had to analyze. If it was just me, I would assume bad hardware. But with everyone complaining about there system crashing it does not appear to be hardware related. Maybe a bad batch of Dell laptops, who knows, I really don't care as my job is to manage the Linux and Unix infrastructure.

I am a Unix/Linux engineer, and like a maid service "I dont do windows"

Comment: Re:What is the point, really? (Score 2) 265

by Anon-Admin (#48359111) Attached to: Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

My Windows 7 laptop for work crashes 2 to 3 times a week with a reboot and a popup that says there was a "BSOD Error" After months of diagnostics by the help desk people and days of down time the best they can say is it looks like a "Video Driver issue" but there are no updated drivers. Thus I have to live with it rebooting and crashing tell microsoft/intel/someone releases a new driver.

Compared to my Linux Desktop at the house

07:42:39 up 316 days, 19:56, 7 users, load average: 0.97, 1.07, 1.20

Windows is still crap in my book and still "Blue Screens" on a regular basses they just call it a BSOD error and use a pop up to tell you instead of a blue screen. Hoping no one will ever realize that BSOD == Blue Screen Of Death

My Daughter has a Windows 8 laptop that I had to get her for school, in the last year we have had to re-install it three times. It gets an update that causes it to continually reboot with an error about the update failing and it rebooting. After the third time she brought it to me and asked me to wipe the crap and put linux on it. Why? Because in 10 year of her running a linux laptop it never crashed on her, yet the first windows laptop she had crashed every couple of weeks and the new one crashes to the point of re-install several times a year.

Don't give me the crap that windows is stable or good. Would you put up with a car that broke down twice a week? or even 3 times a year? Then why put up with windows doing it?

Comment: Common Carrier (Score 5, Insightful) 243

by Anon-Admin (#48272559) Attached to: First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix

Once again, a call for net neutrality will ensue. All we really need is for the FCC to call them Common Carriers and apply the age old law.

It has already been applied to Telecoms and Utilities, just apply it to the ISP's and be done with this crap.

Comment: Re:Aether (Score 1) 137

by Anon-Admin (#48240475) Attached to: Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter

Ok, Ill suggest a better theory.

In the void between galaxies particles and anti-particles are created as they cross the planck barrier as wave forms. In most cases they annihilate each other. However there are slightly more anti-particles created. These anti-particles have a negative mass and repel most normal particles. Thus the space between galaxies is filled with anti-particles that force the galaxies into areas and account for the missing mass, the unexplained reason that the galaxies remain together, and the reason that the galaxies are moving apart at accelerated speeds. :P

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 3, Informative) 265

by Anon-Admin (#48143369) Attached to: Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

Ill disagree, I still believe it is because Windows is far less secure.

Linux == 98% of all super computers (Top 500 List)
Linux/Android == 74% of all Mobile devices (Gartner)
Linux/Android == 61.9% of all Tablets (Gartner)
Linux == 78% of all internet Servers (Security Tech)
Linux == 28% of mainframes (Gartner)
Linux Desktops == 1.65% (From Gartner as the total number of systems shipped with Linux pre-installed) up to 20% depending on the source.

That is not even getting into all the routers and smart switches, embedded devices, etc.

Open source and Linux make a very large target with lots of high profile targets. I am surprised that there are not more exploits and the simple lack of viruses should be proof enough that linux is far more secure.

Truth is free, but information costs.