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Comment: What about Windows Server 8? (Score 1) 444

by TerraRasa (#40959057) Attached to: You Can't Bypass the UI Formerly Known As Metro On Windows 8

Having messed around with the preview copy of the new Windows Server 2012, I was surprised to see that it boots straight into the 'desktop app' instead of going to the not-called-Metro Metro interface. Now surely there is no issue with Microsoft doing this for their servers, so why is it an issue for their client OS? After all, both are based off of the same system.

I'm thinking, as a consumer at least, that Windows 8 is not an operating system I want to use. Besides the pain in the ass Metro interface, the main issue is not being able to play DVD videos natively without buying extra software, something I don't need to do with 7, MacOS or even a Linux distro. Being at university without a TV and DVD player means I use my PC to play films, so that's a big killer for me.

Comment: Re:I vote no-NAS (Score 1) 227

by TerraRasa (#40750467) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Stepping Down From an Office Server To NAS-Only?

Oh, my misunderstanding. I thought that when you said "running a real business" you actually meant a real business. Who the fuck installs email, calendaring or DHCP servers on their NAS device?

Basically, what Cederic said. A NAS is a very specific piece of equipment, designed and engineered for a specific task, that of storing data/programs in a location reachable on a network. If you want to be running other services, such as DNS, then utilise a server solution, not a NAS solution. In reality, a server is infinitely more versatile than a NAS solution.


+ - House of Commons could force social networks to identify internet trolls->

Submitted by concertina226
concertina226 (2447056) writes "Websites such as Facebook and Twitter could be forced to unmask so-called internet trolls, under new government proposals in the Defamation Bill.

The move comes after a British woman won a landmark case to force Facebook to reveal the identities of internet trolls. On 30 May, Nicola Brookes from Brighton was granted a High Court order after receiving “vicious and depraved” taunts on Facebook.

The bill, which is being debated in the House of Commons today, will allow victims of online abuse to discover the identity of their persecutors and bring a case against them. The move also aims to protect websites from threats of litigation for inadvertently displaying defamatory comments.

“As the law stands, individuals can be the subject of scurrilous rumour and allegation on the web with little meaningful remedy against the person responsible,” said Justice Secretary Ken Clarke."

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+ - Break into any of 879,046 MySQL servers in less than a second->

Submitted by mask.of.sanity
mask.of.sanity (1228908) writes "Some 879,046 servers are vulnerable to a flaw that undermines password controls in MySQL and MariaDB systems.

The brute force flaw allows one in every 256 log in attempts to override authentication controls. Any password combination will do, as long as the username is correct.

256 log in attempts would take less than a second."

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+ - European ISPs Ask ITU To Limit Net Neutrality->

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judgecorp writes "The UN telecoms body, the ITU is busy writing new regulations for international telecoms — and European service providers, through their body ETNO have urged ITU to enshrine a two-tier Internet by defining a right for service providers to charge more for end-to-end quality of service, as opposed to best efforts connection. The two-tier Internet is opposed by Net Neutrality advocates, and has been outlawed in the Netherlands."
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Comment: Re: Obligatory (Score 1) 426

by TerraRasa (#40052581) Attached to: Aero Glass UI No More On Windows 8

Good for you. You're in the minority. There's probably a powershell cmdlet you can use to do the same thing, but most people prefer GUIs.

I don't think you can really say 'most people prefer GUIs'. It depends what market segment you're talking about, a web server administrator may well prefer CLI, SSH or PowerShell as opposed to a GUI. I certainly prefer a command prompt to a GUI when dealing with administrative tasks, it just makes it a lot simpler and more efficient to do that sprawling through menus and options.

Comment: Re:Glad I'm using the GIMP... (Score 1) 392

by TerraRasa (#39966835) Attached to: Adobe Introduces the Paid Security Fix
You can install the master collection on two computers anyway and not use them simultaneously. The EULA specifically states you can have a copy on a mobile computer (aka laptop) and on a desktop for the same license, I've been doing it for years. I don't think I'm going to bother upgrading for the security fix though, Adobe is such a drain on resources, I'd rather wait until CS7 (or, come next year, 6.5)

Journal: Will another OS benefit from a Windows UI change?

Journal by TerraRasa

It has long been argued that people prefer Windows, and therefore continue to use the operating system, because they are accustomed to the user interface. They use Windows XP at school, work and a few years ago, at home as well. This may have created a sense of familiarity with computers due to the similarities between their interactions with computers at work/school and at home. However, the Windows UI is changing with the removal of the "start" button and the creation of a start page, will

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.