802.11N is awesome. It's faster than 100Mb ethernet even in real world tests. But does it scale well even in dense office buildings? In a cube-farm scenario, where there are computers every five meters in every direction in 3D space, is it really possible to get 100Mb speed?
Security isn't there yet, either. Someone in the parking lot could still put up an access point which advertises itself as being part of your company network, and your users will connect to it. Doing it right is possible in theory (configure computers such that they will only connect to APs which have certificates issued by your company's PKI) but Windows doesn't allow you to lock down wireless in such a way.
Don't forget that's 100mbps HALF duplex and shared amongst everyone using it. And even that's in a perfect world with no interference and no retransmits.
They are not promising you shit, they try to get to x/x speeds and in my area its almost ALWAYS that speed, but I dont bitch when it drops 20-30% because of network congestion.
Hell, I bet you cant even tell when your speed drops if you were jerkin' it to speed tests all day.
/me runs to hide lest I be called a troll.
> If you allow ssh access from the wide internet... Why would you do that?
`ssh -i ~/.ssh/myrouter.key email@example.com '/usr/sbin/wol -i 192.168.0.255 00:11:22:33:44:55'` But there is no reason on earth to use SSH with password authentication. Ever. 4096bit keys with 30+ character passphrase is my standard at the moment.
Let me be the first to say it
I think that people who have been using windows consistently get inured to it or something.
No, we just know where all the GUI configuration settings are located.
Here are your answers:
Things like trying to hide the program and system files from me
Turn on display of system files.
God-fucking-forbid there ever be an unused icon on my desktop!!!
Turn off desktop cleanup
Vista seems to take that philosphy to the extreme with the UAC
UAC can be shut off completely from the control panel, or selectively disabled.
and the seriously messed up control panel.
Switch to classic view
If you are turning all of the bu...er features off then tell me, what is the reason for the "upgrade" in the first place?