Or just get a Power Router running Mikrotik OS (Linux based)
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Mikrotik can also run on PC based hardware, so if you have some task that requires a pile of power, you can find the hardware to do it.
Very true, but I'm willing to put up with a certain amount of crap for a free service that can be used for education and entertainment. MySpace stepped over that line pretty quick years ago, and now facebook has just crossed the line. Google+, however, isn't as bad. Yet.
Given how much effort it takes just to get a simple feed of stuff from friends, the way it used to be, I have the feeling that this portends the end of usefulness for the facebook.
I agree, which is why I submitted the request to have my account removed yesterday. It's just too much BS in my browser anymore, which is why I left MySpace years ago for facebook.
Think of what this will do to companies like Playboy, Penthouse, Hustler, etc.!
Don't feel safe surfing for nekkid ladies at home? Time to buy that subscription!
this is akin to place a gps on every single person in the States and keep track of where they are going, when, how, etc.
Kind of like using a cell phone right now, eh?
Your civil liberties are being eroded by whoever voted these fuckwads into office
I did the same thing recently, and went to Ubuntu Server. It's nice dealing with somewhat up-to-date versions of software again.
I have Comcast business, and it's static IP service. I believe you get one by default, and can request more if needed. I have no ports blocked on any of my IP addresses, and have run a small Zimbra mail server for multiple domains for years. Never had a problem with traffic or being marked as junk email.
Maybe the OP doesn't really have "business" service, and really has a high-end residential connection?
is banned from the Windows market. I'm also curious as to why he thinks open systems will win in the end. Apple's walled garden is doing pretty well and my "open" vibrant is hardly open at all. T-mobile and Samsung do their best to conspire keep it closed.
Yeah, they really have that phone totally locked down.
There needs to be more air-gap security implemented in systems that are as important as banks/credit unions.
I'm not referring to the air-gap currently between the ears of whoever is in charge of their computer systems.
Yes, or at least you could last year. I bought an Asus 12" netbook from NewEgg that had some stripped down Linux distro installed. Works great with Ubuntu.
You can watch them, you just have to watch them from DVD (available via mail from Netflix). They aren't available via streaming at this time.
The App Store is coming to desktops and laptops in the next edition of OS X, so this applies to ALL of Apple's "computing" products in the near future.
A $40K per year Linux admin is pretty much the norm for the midwest, especially for state positions. They don't pay much, but the benefits are great. I used to work for a state university as a Unix/Linux admin years ago, and the pay was horrible.
You also don't need as many Unix/Linux admins as MS admins, or that's what I remember from some of the surveys and reports done comparing a Windows shop vs Linux shop.
I've worked in mixed shops, 100% Linux shops, and 100% MS shops doing admin work since '93. Honestly, I think companies CAN save money ditching MS, but you have to have a competent IT department to pull it off. Staff will use whatever you put in front of them. Custom applications may be a pain point, I'll give you that.