I've seen that site maybe 18 months ago and it seems the release date keeps getting pushed back. Loads of publicity, yes, but I'll believe it when I can buy one.
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I've seen this Rasberry Pi thing a few times now over the past few years and I still can't find it anywhere for sale. Vapourware?
For example AMD64 which actually has a practical 48-bit address space allows 65,000 times the address space of 32-bit at a small processing overhead. An address space of 128bit is significantly bigger than all the data stored on earth. There is nothing innovative about getting an address space that big, it's just plain pointless at this point in time.
ARM are not trying to be the fastest or most forward thinking, they are trying to be cost effective and power efficient and a 64-bit version of their chip would free developers from the 4GB address space limit of 32-bit - to one over 65,000 times larger.
I can't stress this enough, this isn't a factor of 2x or a factor of 10x or even 1000x larger, this is a factor of 65,000x times larger...
I'll do you the opposite for my Linux box
There are plenty of privilege escalation and remote access exploits on that site. Some patched, some unpatched (not everyone keeps up to date with updates). Did you even look at the list there?
Anyway, a lot of exploits there are remote access exploits. The exploit talked about in this story is a local privilege escalation exploit way down on the severity list and it was patched before it became public.
Just a quick google search: http://secunia.com/advisories/41122
There are quite a few listed on secunia, it's a really good site. Currently lists 10 unpacked vulnerabilities in Windows Vista, none for Linux surprisingly, it must be a conspiracy against Microsoft and those damn Linux fanboys.
What if you dont run Windows? - Or run an unsupported version of windows for that matter?
- Legal/records retention
Deven Coldeway of CrunchGear does a good job of showing that the technological infosecurity problems can be solved. And as I noted for Network World, the "Omigod, he left his Blackberry behind at dinner" issue is absurd. Presidents are surrounded by attendants, Secret Service and otherwise. Somebody just has to add the job of keeping track of the president's personal communication device.
As for the legal question of whether the president afford to put things in writing that will likely be exposed by courts and archivists later — the answer to that surely depends on the subject matter or recipient. Email to his Chicago friends — why not? Anything he'd write to them would be necessarily non-secret anyway. Email to the Secretary of Defense? That might be a different matter."
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Mac also supports NFS (not tried NFS server though), but you can mount NFS shars with mount_nfs -P host:share destination.
Macs are generally harder to disassemble and when I had to take apart my Macbook Pro for a hard drive upgrade, there were something in the range of 4 groups of different screw types to keep track of - but at least the screws don't just fall out like my on my Fujitsu laptop and then the warranty people claim you unscrewed them and forgot to screw them back in
I guess anything that has smooth edges and no little plastic doors will be harder to disassemble.
It may be pretty but it's also built to last and powerful enough to be a true desktop replacement.