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Comment: Re:They're a business (Score 1) 291

by blazerw (#36148754) Attached to: Microsoft To Support CentOS Linux In Hyper-V

If you google it you'll find that hyper-v makes up around 18 - 28% based on who doing the counting

Both your articles are from 2009 or earlier. The gartner article put VMWare's market share at 85%. That leaves 15% for the rest. Best case, in 2009, MS had < 15%.
Is there updated data from Gartner?

The dabcc article (who are they first of all) explain their counting at the end. They count shipments for virtualization software, not usage. So, every copy of Windows Server 2008 counted as a Hyper-V purchase. Also, that article is from 2008. It gave VMWare a 78% market share. The IDC article, a year later gave VMWare an 85% market share.

From the provided articles I see a declining trend in Hyper-V usage.

Comment: Re:Good to know (Score 1) 758

by blazerw (#35626616) Attached to: Expensify CEO On 'Why We Won't Hire<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Developers'

Any company which presumes something about its employees, because they have written in some language, or presumes that the language isn't good.


for(Employee employee:employees) {
        employee.setHireDate("1 year ago");
        employee.setLanguages("C#;

Now, I know the code example is in Java, but I thought that a code example might explain what was wrong with your sentence. If it doesn't, then these are the points I'm trying to make:
1. Employees already work for said company.
2. Sentences that end before they are finished.
Oops, I did it, too.

Comment: Re:Lmao (Score 1) 758

by blazerw (#35626548) Attached to: Expensify CEO On 'Why We Won't Hire<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Developers'

You simply can extend .NET to produce your 1.7 oz burger

I think your argument didn't help. You seem to be saying, like the original article, that you can't make a 1.7oz burger in ".NET", you have to extend .NET to do it.

I'm going to admit, right now, that I have know idea what .NET is, marketing has provided too many definitions. So, your argument might be spot on. I don't think so, though.

I think C# is part of .NET, but I'm not sure. Let's assume so, for now, that C# is part of .NET. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I think one can make a 1.7oz burger in C#. I think I might be able to do it. However, I might have to use Mono and MonoDevelop.

Comment: Re:Usual bullshit... (Score 1) 112

by blazerw (#35010770) Attached to: Microsoft Sues TiVo

...ReplayTV which was founded 2 years before TiVo.

Wikipedia says ReplayTV was founded in 1997, the device was announced in January 1999 at CES and began selling in April.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReplayTV
Tivo was founded in 1997, began early trials to actual users in 1998, was also at CES in 1999 and began selling in March.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TiVo

Luckily your opinion of the interface does not require facts.

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Download Firefox, Feed a Red Panda 90

Posted by samzenpus
from the have-a-sandwich dept.
KenW writes "Mozilla has launched a new marketing campaign to promote Firefox: adopting red pandas and putting them on live webcams. The company wants to underline the fact that the red panda is the mascot for its open source browser via a new section on its site called Firefox Live. It's clear that Mozilla is trying to think of new ways to promote its browser ahead of the launch of Firefox 4. The company has been struggling recently as Firefox steadily loses share to Google Chrome."
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The Story of My As-Yet-Unverified Impact Crater 250

Posted by Soulskill
from the dent-in-the-world dept.
tetrahedrassface writes "When I was very young, my dad took me on a trip to his parents' farm. He wanted to show me 'The Crater.' We walked a long way through second generation hardwoods and finally stood on the rim of a hole that has no equal in this area. As I grew up, I became more interested in The Crater, and would always tell friends about it. It is roughly 1,200 feet across and 120 feet deep, and has a strange vibe about it. When you walk up to it, you feel like something really big happened here. Either the mother of all caves is down there, or a large object smashed into this place a long, long time ago. I bought aerial photos when I was twelve and later sent images from GIS to a geologist at a local university. He pretty much laughed me out of his office, saying that it was a sinkhole. He did wish me luck, however. It may be sinkhole. Who knows? Last week I borrowed a metal detector and went poking around, and have found the strangest shrapnel pieces I have ever seen. They are composed of a metal that reacts strongly to acids. The largest piece so far reacted with tap water and dish-washing detergent. My second trip today yielded lots of strange new pieces of metal, and hopefully, one day the truth will be known. Backyard science is so much fun. And who knows; if it is indeed a cave, maybe Cerberus resides there."

Comment: Re:OEM only - possibly, possibly not (Score 1) 548

by blazerw (#33206466) Attached to: Canonical Begins Tracking Ubuntu Installations

TFA only speculates that this is intended for OEM installs.

I think that's what you want the article to be doing. I read this:

The good news for those concerned about privacy is that it appears for now Canonical is just interested in tracking the users of OEM installations -- those PCs that ship with Ubuntu by default such as from ZaReason, System76, and Dell.

To mean that, for now, they're only installing it on OEM computers. Also, it is a GPL'd bash script with nothing hidden. The comments at the top of the script say, "This is used for surveying how many original OEM installs are still existing on real machines." Somebody previously posted the source, search for "#!/bin/bash".

Comment: Re:Well it is an alternate form of bumping (Score 2, Informative) 624

by blazerw (#33193262) Attached to: Buried By The Brigade At Digg

I think it's important to note that the Wired article didn't conclude their was a brigade, probably many individuals with individual agendas. Also, they didn't mention a side to which these buriers leaned.

Also, the Lyndon LaRouche "Plants" weren't plants at all, they wanted to be Tea Party members. Read the articles.

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