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Comment 24-hours... (Score 1) 213

Companies, especially financial but also any company being "risk-evaluated" need to be able to "continue normal operation" in max. 24-hours, if they can't they risk-evaluation will drop and then they will be devalued, which technically means that their worth will drop. For an A+ or A rated company such devaluation is catastrophic because loan are based on this rating and will need to be paid immediately.
That means effectively that any piece of mission critical software or hardware need to either be replaced or fixed in under 24-hours.

YES, I do work in IT in a financial company with "triple A" rating.
(and btw. there are not so many of that kind companies left after the financial crisis)...

Submission + - Italian military to drop MS Office and ooxml (www.idg.se)

Hymer writes: Swedish Computerworld reports that the Italian armed forces are going to replace MS Office and OOXML with Libre Office and ODF.
The change, which involves 150000 computers, starts this October and will be finalized at the end of 2016. The project will also provide education in the new software.
The short article is in swedish

Comment Not the updates... (Score 5, Informative) 517

What slows Windows down are not the updates. You can have a Windows server running for years, installing updates and never slowing down.
You user profile is what is slowing your Windows down (the content of c:\users\%USERNAME%), and NO you can't just delete it... try to login with a new user and you'll see. It has been like that since Win95 and Microsoft has never fixed this.

Comment I think it is a issue of Apps... (Score 1) 484

...I have an iPhone 4s (just because I don't want that "post Jobs shit"), my wife has an iPhone 5s (we are both IT profs) and we just rarely NEED to reboot our phones. We choose Apple because "it just works", we don't have the time for fiddling with a phone when we have users running on Windows 7. Yes, things got worse after Jobs because Jobs was the man guaranteeing that things were ready BEFORE they shipped but they are still quite good.

Comment Well... (Score 1) 169

Normal film has been used fo decades and work quite well... and has the fantastic advantage of just looking at it and seeing what is on it and how it is ment to be used.

None of the hanky panky übercool digital solutions has a solution for your problem... but the good old Super8 does.

The digtal world has miserably failed the long time archiving problem.

Comment Re:No Way Out (Score 1) 720

"In general, water-cooled PCs are NOT quiet. There still must be high-volume air flow through the radiator, and in most cases that means: big fans."
You can drop the radiator with fan design and have are quite large ribbed aluminum tank instead, hot water gets in at top and you get room temp water out from the bottom. There has been at least one commercial implementation of this solution with a very nice looking tank.

"There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them" - Heisenberg