My first thought is that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is behind this. Wouldn't be the first time they've corrupted the Indian government. Anyone remember not that long ago when they were going to allow their indigenous pharmaceutical companies to start manufacturing and selling drugs to their massive population for cost, before Bill swept in with funding to pay for drugs for the upper and middle classes in exchange for leaving the law as it was? It was covered here on Slashdot.
So if another tsunami hits that (evacuated) area, does that mean we credit the meltdown for saving 20,000 lives?
I don't care to lie under oath.
Windows 7 was the first version of Windows I actually enjoyed using since Windows 2000. Microsoft lost me when they came out with Windows XP and I switched to Linux. I would never have considered going back to Microsoft, but then Gnome and Unity both tried to force their own vision of Metro on me. I used Windows 7 in the office, and was actually ready to buy a new computer and go back to Windows. But, when I showed up with my money, there were no Windows 7 computers to be had, and I needed a laptop, so I've got Windows 8.
I hate it so much. Every time I click a file and it opens a metro app and obscures the entire screen, I grind my teeth and swear.
But there's just nothing else I could install that has any real critical mass of users that wouldn't suck just as badly.
The technology that used to empower me have been fucked up at every turn by the influence of the advertising and entertainment industries. Sometimes I just want to abandon IT and go be a farmer.
The right way to do mobile computing is glasses and a glove that detects subtle hand gestures. Touch screens covered in fingerprints with buttons you can't distinguish by feel are not an optimal way to do ANYTHING.
When is this stupid fad going to end?
Usually a bored IT tech looking for a company paid vacation.
Funny, but almost true: If you truly want a vacation paid for by the company, you make certain that the course is in another city, and that you have to be there to take it.
Otherwise, an online course simply means that you take the course while being constantly interrupted by users, managers, and other people who think you don't mind being interrupted for "just a second".
As long as I never see or need to use the command line, it doesn't matter what operating system I use.
...until it breaks, that is. But then, you could always *pay* someone who knows the command line to fix it for you...
Are you kidding? The very first thing I do when I see a Linux GUI is CTRL+ALT+F1 (or F2, F3... anything to get a normal tty). In any other *nix, I immediately pop open a terminal and do all my work there.
For those who know why, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not (*cough*MCSA types*cough*), no explanation will suffice.
I've been a Microsoft user myself, since about age 4 (now 30) - so I know Windows backward and forward, and knew DOS pretty well for a time. I'd like to branch out, and a top-notch training course in Linux for free seems appealing.
I strongly suggest doing this. I've lost track of the sysadmin job candidates that I've had to turn down because the vast majority of our environment is not Windows, and a string of Microsoft-centric accomplishments with occasional dabbling in Linux is a non-starter.
Only one of the past seven positions I've held over the years was a strictly Windows-centric shop, and only one other tried to be (until I showed them a better way, eventually leading to a 50/50 mix of Windows+Linux, which cut down our EA costs greatly.)
Thing is, over time, you'll find more and more that shops are not drinking the koolaid anymore, and are balancing out their stable with a wide mix of stuff. No sense in limiting yourself, is there?
Shit, there's been an intro to Linux course out for free for, like, 14 years now: it was written to be self-guided. I know this because, well, I wrote it.
(...I'm kind of amazed it's still available online, though seeing it in
I have to say, reading some of the transcript destroyed any faith I ever had in the FBI or it's crime lab forever. The police revealed themselves to be little better than the criminals they pursue.
I have no idea to this day if Simpson did it or not, so I must give him the benefit of the doubt.
It's worth noting that as long as there are juries, there can be nullification. The only exception is if the jury is just for show and knows it can get in trouble if it doesn't find the way the judge clearly wants it to.
The last time I was in voir dire, the judge asked us to swear under oath that we would judge only the facts and not the law. When I indicated that I could not swear to that, I was excused from the jury.
Most of what you wrote is typical shill-chow, but I want to stomp this one tidbit in the bud:
The issue us geeks need to use muscle memory to relearn something and we used to laugh at those who could not adopt to change. Now the joke is on us.
Now this is funny, because I find myself learning new GUIs on a very regular basis (the latest? This month is all about learning VMWare vCloud Automation Center. A few months ago, it was all about Cisco UCS Manager.)
I also know the Metro GUI very well - and I've discovered something: I really, really detest computing-by-easter-egg.
Mind you, it's 500x worse with having to use that stupid wasteful GUI on a server. (Yes, I know all about the mantra of "OMG use PowerShell and Core!!!111!!" but we both know that's bullshit, nobody does it on any serious scale, and it completely guts the Microsoftie argument of "OMG you have to use a command prompt in Leenux!!111!!" - but I digress.)
Point is, many of us who detest that abortion of a UI have already had to work with it, we know it, and we think it still sucks in spite of knowing it.
If some of the ordinary user crowd loves it, hey - well and good. Thing is, the majority does not, and for good reason.