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Comment: BYOD means I/T loses some control over it (Score 5, Insightful) 377

by Jailbrekr (#43855429) Attached to: Why Everyone Gets It Wrong About BYOD

BYOD means you can no longer trust your own network because you no longer have the same level of control over the devices on it. And if you do not trust your own network, you need to increase your security costs substantially and provide other resources that you would otherwise not need to offer. So while you're saving around $1000 per year per user on hardware, you're spending more on licensing for NAC and VDI/RDP/ICA. You also need to amp up the local tier1/2 support because now without standards they're going to be spending more time dealing with more types of machines. Any gains made by standardization will be utterly destroyed.

BYOD is a short sighted, stupid idea thought up by someone who sure as hell has no experience with I/T support.

Comment: NEWSFLASH (Score 2) 369

by Jailbrekr (#43048269) Attached to: Cliff Bleszinski: Vote With Your Dollars

We already do you pompus twit. We rail against companies like EA for many reasons, and the games they produce is only part of it. We also rail against them because they are a HORRIBLE COMPANY TO WORK FOR. I've been approached twice for a job with EA in the last year, and twice I've politely declined despite the numbers looking good. Why? Because they suck.

Comment: It is official; Netcraft confirms: *BSD is dying (Score 1, Troll) 84

Honestly, how can we have a BSD post and NOT have the "BSD is Dying" meme?

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered *BSD community when IDC confirmed that *BSD market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that *BSD has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. *BSD is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last
in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be a Kreskin
to predict *BSD's future. The hand writing is on the wall: *BSD faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for *BSD because *BSD is dying. Things are looking very bad for *BSD. As many of us are already aware, *BSD continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

FreeBSD is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core developers. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time FreeBSD developers Jordan Hubbard and Mike Smith only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: FreeBSD is dying.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How many users of NetBSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, FreeBSD went out of business and was taken over by BSDI who sell another troubled OS. Now BSDI is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that *BSD has steadily declined in market share. *BSD is very sick and
its long term survival prospects are very dim. If *BSD is to survive at all it will be among OS dilettante dbblers. *BSD continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, *BSD is dead.

Fact: *BSD is dying

Comment: Dear Apple (Score 4, Insightful) 530

by Jailbrekr (#41899699) Attached to: Apple Considering Switch Away From Intel For Macs

The only reason why I have a Mac Mini is because you are running a modified version of UNIX. This pleases me. But be forewarned: If your future plans include replacing BSD UNIX with your shitass iOS, I am so fucking gone. Your shitty phones are already on my do not buy list, and I have no qualms with dumping your PCs.

You might have mail.