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Comment Ship's frame was rotted (Score 4, Interesting) 184

Local media reported here that the ship was in for service at Boothbay, Maine before this occured. The captain was informed that the ship's framing timbers were rotted and needed replacement. They opted to not have the repairs performed and sailed off into a hurricaine.

Comment On WSUS too now (Score 1) 324

I have seen Microsoft Security Essentials listed in my WSUS server for a couple of months now. I also have been installing it in place of whatever free AV was in place on systems I work on for friends and family. The software is lightweight and works well, and I have no problem with Microsoft doing this. The mess that is the Internet is partially thier fault, it's fair they should help clean it up.

Comment Re:not sureprised (Score 1) 493

Or is it that non-commercial violations of copyrights aren't that upsetting, but commercial violations are?

I don't remember a great many people rushing to the defense of the guy trying to sell Beatle's music by violating copyrights, even though he was going against a big label.

Comment Re:McUnix (Score 2, Informative) 290

SCO has a market cap of just over $3 million. IIRC, McDonald's Corp is one of their major customers. That $3mil is pocket change for the $66.95 billion market cap McD's Corp.

What if McDonald's buys SCO? McD's could hire a couple devs (since that is all SCO needs, apparently..) for maintenance and some support personnel, then service their own stores as well as other existing customers. Maybe they'd wind up saving, if not making, some money in a few years. Perhaps give Darl a store to manage...

Heh. :)

Point being, with a market cap of only $3mil, SCO and anything they have/own are basically chump change for a real corporation. So, if the judges (have) let this happen, then, and I hate to even think of it, we'll see this zombie keep stumbling forward...

The UNIX systems are being replaced (yes, I admit I work at one of the new stores in the US). The new system is NewPOS. http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/02/14/229409/mcdonalds-takes-epos-system-in-house.htm It's a Windows Server 2003 environment with Windows XP embedded workstations. So I doubt they'd be interested in SCO.

Comment Except that... (Score 0) 525

This doesn't match my experience. I have a laptop dual booting XP and Vista Enterprise. I installed SP1 on the Vista partition with no problems. I installed it via WSUS as soon as it was downloaded to it. No, no Bitlocker, but the summary claims this problem exsists in nonBitlocker systems, too. And no TPM in the laptop.

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