That place must have had horribly inept IT for them to botch a thin client deployment.
Yup they work great. the trick is getting the netboot working the way you like it so you dont have to manage any storage on the device.
Because we all know that a poorly written Application (Oracle) causing an OS problem is the fault of the OS...
Windows is a heap of crap because McAffee grinds it to a halt!
Which is why as an american citizen it is your DUTY to perform jury nullification if you are ever selected.
When A cop is talking to you all you say is, "Am I being detained? Am I free to leave?" over and over and over. You say nothing else and do not trust the police in any way at any time. The police are not there to protect you or be your friend. They certainly are not there to help you in any way. Never EVER give them any information or say anything but, "Thank you officer, can I leave now? Am I free to leave?" If you want your rights you have to play their game.
Policy makers do trade. They just trade on inside information and make 20%-50% gains on every trade. You are a peon so you have to rely on blind luck to get your
Look at the reports, trading exploding 2 seconds before things being announced, etc... All of congress trades, they just have very different information and rules than you do.
Really? 0.03% will lok out small investors? If 0.03% makes things too expensive for you then stop trading in penny stocks.
Remember those two are different targets.
Redhat is an enterprise Distro. Slackware is a hobbiest Distro Tow very different things. IT's like comparing Boeing to Cessna. They both make airplanes... but they both target completely different markets.
Now B&E experts will start wearing latex gimp suits...
For you silly people that run single threaded OS's yes...
But I run a modern os that has tens to hundreds of programs running all at once. and yes, more cores = more performance just ask anyone in the server room.
You can do the same on an iphone if you jailbrake it, which is the same as rooting your android phone. So the Browser is not apart of the OS, and only microsoft was retarded enough to use it as the file manager inside the OS.
We still run Office 2003 at work. It was the last stable non bloated version. I know a LOT of corperations that also still cling to that Office 2003 VLK they paid for way back when
"Linux is far from "write once, works 3 years from now"
You obviously know nothing at all about Linux or computers in general. There are a TON of linux computers that were written once 3-5 years ago and still works great. The first Sony BluRay players, yup those run linux and they are over 3 years old and are running perfectly. Most Panasonic TV sets from 2005-now run Linux and the earlier sets never had a path for software upgrade so they are ALSO running perfectly 3+ years from when it was released.
I also know of servers that are out there that are running Linux from a decade ago. I have one that is 100% impossible to hack and is running a 2.2.x Linux kernel. It's at the top of a 120 foot tower and is acting as an APRS relay/Packet BBS and has been for well over 10 years now.
Write once and works 3,6,9,12 years from now works fantastically.
"Microsoft was made clawing its way to the top. It had to claw over IBM. It had to claw over Borland or maybe it was Broderbund with the TurboBASIC suite (?). And Microsoft had to claw over Apple and Lotus 1-2-3 and WordPerfect and Novell DOS."
As in CLAW you mean, kill them with deceit and trickery? yes.
I suggest you actually read up on the reality that is the rise of Microsoft and how Bill Gates was the biggest back stabber there was in the tech sector.
only if you believe that time is linear... Silly flat earther.