Well he did not hack the NSA, he just basically used his rental sysadmin credentials to copy stuff. That would be like Mark Zuckerberg "leaking" Facebook data.
Yes there is some serious incoherence in Microsoft's strategy, always been like that. Just look at mobile - on one hand they buy a handset manufacturer, on the other they fail to improve their suboptimal and antiquated mobile SDK. Or on Windows 8 they push the tablet paradigm, but they lock down their app store so badly that most developers give up on making Metro apps.
From what I've seen, with Windows 10 most of the metro fluff will be gone. Doesn't mean that the whole 8.0/8.1 thing was garbage; there were a lot of improvements besides the metro snafu.
What exactly is offered by Solaris crossbow that doesn't exist in a similar fashion in the IBM (LPAR) or HP (VPAR) virtualization technologies? Nothing but fluff.
You find life unbearable on a Zenbook running Windows 8.1, and you say Ubuntu Jr makes things easier? Unlikely.
What obviously happened is that you got your panties in a bunch when you saw that metro screen and weird start button, and you couldn't be bothered to spend 5 minutes to read or watch a Windows 8.1 tutorial to learn about all the nice features. Instead you blamed Microsoft and went back to your zone of comfort.
It's ok to prefer Linux; I use Fedora on my desktop. But you didn't even give a chance to Windows, so don't come bitching about that O/S and be a drama queen on top of it. Millions of people use Windows on a daily basis on hardware that is a lot worse than your Zenbook and they don't jump from the balcony 20 minutes after powering up their machine for the first time. It's people like you that make Linux users look like petulant idiots.
Netra (SparcStation, Ultra, etc.) among others had this "feature". You were expected to change it if you needed those adapters to work on the same network, and of course this had to be done with the shitty LOM connection, which itself was a huge pain in the ass.
I'd rather take a job at Best Buy running Windows Update and antivirus scans on cheap HP laptops all day than touch another Solaris machine.
OS X's GUI
That one is easy. Just find a 15 years old version of KDE.
Solaris networking is the worst of the worst. Servers ship with the same MAC address on all network adapters, and they get confused by port speed autonegotiation. Those are problems that even Windows Me didn't have.
Can you imagine being the nephew... Having this kind of technical advice on a regular basis, PLUS working at Apple. Se-weet!
For most commands on AIX, ike wget, they managed to remove the useful options. And they still force you to have username of 8 characters max.
If one day there's an International Court of Justice for computers, AIX will be among the first to be on trial.
If you've been away from Windows since before Vista, your opinion is irrelevant. You missed all the fun.
USB connectors also fit neatly in RJ45 ports, and this too can lead to interesting side-effects.
It's very likely that people would already have the CDN version in their browser cache since a lot of website use that link.
This is a popular claim, but what little real data I've seen says quite the opposite. There are so many different minor versions of a library like jQuery that the chance of any given visitor to your site actually having visited another site using the exact same version from the exact same CDN within the cache window turns out to be pretty low.
There are not that many version of jquery in use, and anyways the odds of that same visitor having your local version on his first visit are ZERO, which is basically the worst case scenario. Given the fact that this is a third-party library that you are unlikely to modify, hosting it on your own servers provides no advantage whatsoever. Just monitor the CDN like you do for your own resources.
this is why God invented Ansible.
Dice's executive management's $1M salaries (http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=DHX+Profile)
There's no woman in that list! Good ol' boys club still has control over at Dice. Where are the feminazis when we need them?
How about people who need to support browsers other than the latest and greatest?
Does <blink> still work in your organization? What about <center>? You lucky dog.