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Comment: Re:I don't care what the user has at home (Score 1) 241

by armanox (#48584973) Attached to: Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

We cycle users systems on a 3-4 year basis. Do most of our users have home systems that are far more impressive? Yes, and some of our users have a server rack of their own equipment at home too. That i5 Dell laptop with 8GB RAM, encrypted HDD/SSD, AV, log monitoring and reporting, etc; isn't likely going to perform as fast as the six core w/HT i7 you're running at home with a RAID 0 of new SSDs and a GTX 770, but it works well enough to get the job done. If your users are still using 8 year old hardware, there are probably other issues at play too.

Comment: Re:"cloud" = "someone else's computer" (Score 1) 241

by armanox (#48584851) Attached to: Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

If you're smart, you don't assume the cloud is secure, and you don't store anything that's sensitive there. But that assumes the people making decisions are smart. I'm not saying the cloud providers shouldn't care about security, on the contrary, since users should be watching for breaches they should be trying that much harder.

Comment: Re:from TFA (Score 1) 172

by armanox (#48561267) Attached to: Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987

I commonly use XDMCP because it's simply easier and faster for a handful of the systems I work with (given, the SGI's are quite slow by today's standards...). Also trying to explain that to some Windows people when they insisted they needed to install Oracle DB on Solaris systems (they wanted me to tell them how to get a remote GUI on Solaris 9 and 10) it was far easier to point them to XDMCP.

Comment: So what does it affect? (Score 2) 172

by armanox (#48557241) Attached to: Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987

So, what exactly is impacted here? Are all X11 implementations affected, or just XFree86 and X.org? I'm seeing SGI sources listed as impacted, which would point to any X11 implentation that uses GLX being impacted (including Xsgi on my IRIX systems), and seeing the age of the bug, I would imagine it would be more proper to point to things based on XFree86 rather then X.org. People forget that X11 is bigger then X.org, and the X.org team wasn't always the only game in town (if they didn't have a monopoly we wouldn't be arguing about Wayland....).

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