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Comment: Re:Windows 7 is dead (Score 1) 225

by gallwapa (#26994605) Attached to: US Antitrust Judge Examining Windows 7 Documents

7 has serious workflow/productivity improvements for people with multiple monitors. I use 4 monitors in a square configuration and managing more than 30 windows at a time is much easier.

That in itself is worth it to me. As far as home use, I'm considering it to replace my Vista Media Center. The improvements are nice.

Comment: Child abuse ...all inclusive (Score 3, Insightful) 281

by gallwapa (#26966945) Attached to: UK Gov. Wants IWF List To Cover 100% of UK Broadband

I wish they wouldn't refer to it as child abuse. While sexually/mentally abusing children is child abuse, child abuse often times focuses on the physical abuse (at leaset in my area of the country in the US). That said, this law is probably targeted at filtering pornographic images of children who were abused. There (is?) should be a better term to describe what they're trying to filter.

That said, I don't think the governments of individual countries should censor the internet. By all means, censor public access, but as far as I am concerned, my connection to "the internet" is (or should be) a "private tunnel" that means no interference (from anyone, including the ISP!)

Comment: Re:"I want to go to iTunes" (Score 1) 545

by gallwapa (#26571735) Attached to: Windows 7 Taskbar Not So Similar To OS X Dock After All

Note that I once used OS/2 which had a different approach: You would not launch applications at all. You would double click documents and the application would launch for you.

That is how I work. To play music, right click the folder full of it and select 'play'. Browse the net? run -> url (or address bar) and my browser pops up. I don't like "wasting time" launching an app then performing my task.

I was amazed a few years back when a coworker gave me a text output and said to open it in excel to get it to be a CSV (I was doing a bunch of mass find/replace). I then asked her to demonstrate and I was amazed at the document conversion wizard that pops up when you did "file->open" on a normal text file.

There is another way to get to that wizard, but I didn't use it until she showed me that. weird...12 years of computer experience by that point...hehe.

Comment: Re:AD licensing (Score 1) 276

by gallwapa (#26523059) Attached to: Active Directory Comes To Linux With Samba 4

No, that is just plain wrong.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/c/c/6ccc82b3-d254-4cb7-bada-62a720ae4598/Licensing_Microsoft_Server_Products_in_Virtual_Environments.doc

Operating System Environment (OSE)
An operating system environment is an instance of an operating system, including any applications configured to run on it. More specifically, an operating system environment is:
â All or part of an operating system instance, or all or part of a virtual (or otherwise emulated) operating system instance that enables separate machine identity (primary computer name or similar unique identifier) or separate administrative rights, and
â Instances of applications, if any, configured to run on the operating system instance or parts identified above.

Windows Server 2008 Standard and Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V

âEach software license allows you to run, at any one time, one instance of the server software in an OSE on one server. If the instance you run is in a virtual OSE, you may also run an instance in the physical OSE solely to run hardware virtualization software, provide hardware virtualization services, or run software to manage and service OSEs on the licensed server. We refer to this in shorthand as 1+1.

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V â
â Each software license allows you to run, at any one time, four instances of the server software in four OSEs on one server. If all four instances you run are in virtual OSEs, you may also run an instance in the physical OSE solely to run hardware virtualization software, provide hardware virtualization services, or run software to manage and service OSEs on the licensed server. We refer to this in shorthand as 1+4.

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V, and Windows Server 2008 Itanium Based Systems

â After the number of licenses equal to the number of physical processors on a server are acquired and assigned, you may run on that particular server: One instance of the server software in the physical OSE, and any number of instances of the server software in virtual OSEs.

Comment: Re:AD licensing (Score 5, Informative) 276

by gallwapa (#26513583) Attached to: Active Directory Comes To Linux With Samba 4

No...no...no

There are "per device" or "per user" licenses.
If you have 5000 computers but 40,000 users, it is probably cheaper to buy device licenses...so you can do that.

In addition, each server DOES require a server license (which is different than a CAL).

Windows is licensed like so

Standard edition license includes 1 phys server + 1 VM (on the same server)
Enterprise includes 1 phys server + 4 VM (again on the same server)
Datacenter includes unlimited server licenses of any type

Users with enterprise agreements or software assurance don't have to repurchase - they're covered under their contract.

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