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Comment: Re:32 tb 1000+ movies (Score 1) 286

by michrech (#47946021) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

In addition to the AC that replied to you, some of us have ISP's that frown on lots of monthly bandwidth use. It's much better to download a movie once then watch it as many times as you want (especially for those with children), than to keep streaming it from the internet, for those of us with stingy ISPs.. ;)

Comment: Re:DD-wrt (Score 4, Informative) 238

by michrech (#47892607) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

You realize that DD-WRT runs on far more hardware than the WRT-54x series of routers, right? In fact, I'm running it on a Netgear WNDR3700 V4 (a *far* more capable router than the WRT-54G). I'm barely using any of its features, however, it's interface is far more responsive than the Netgear "genie" interface, and it no longer randomly resets its network connections.

In this case, I'd say a little *research* into a particular topic, before you comment, goes a long way... ;)

Comment: Re:Good. (Score 1) 222

by michrech (#47102541) Attached to: China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

Unless, of course, you wish to play games that are Windows only (and don't want to suffer through making Wine work, and then hoping your game actually functions properly in Wine)...

Fix that issue, and you'll start to see more Linux converts.

I've had Linux as my primary desktop for over 10 years now. It can be done.

Comment: Re: too late, Microsoft (Score 1) 172

The sales clerks were busy trying to keep up with the people buying Windows laptops.

... and that's why Apple is the world's largest technology company taking in 37.5B per year, with a market cap greater than any other publicly traded company on earth, and Microsoft is fading fast.

It's unfortunate that Apple won't release numbers broken down by product, but it is my belief that the majority of that 37.5B is for portable devices, with their computer side being a fraction of that (probably a healthy fraction, but a fraction none-the-less).

Everyone can be taught to sculpt: Michelangelo would have had to be taught how not to. So it is with the great programmers.