Some folks run multiple VMs on a single system.
SOME Folks? Since 2007 or 2008 it's more like "Some folk DON'T run multiple VMs on a single system". Wasted RAM, CPU and Disk IO is now expensive for most companies as you actively need to beef up for it.
Windows servers need GUIs to run common third party software installation programs (vmware netchk) or AV consoles (Symantec Endpoint Protection) via RDP. Without a GUI, you'd be forced to serve up yet another port to clients to run the GUI consoles (that have tons of graphs and other things that are actually useful), or run them via a shoehorned webpage via IIS or apache (SEP already tries to do this). Do you really want unnecessarily open ports just to satisfy an urge to remove the GUI?
Novell NetWare had MANY GUI installers (first and third party) that ran on workstations but installed on the server. In fact, I think that was the most common situation. As one of many options, that could be done for Windows Server. Getting the compulsory GUI (2008 Core didn't count...), Solitare and 3D screen-savers off the server can only be a good thing. I'm glad MS has stopped beating that horse.
Are you saying students need to learn Power Point before they can learn programming?
This may finally explain why our "open defects" presentations are both so long and use the woodgrain background.
So do you think that children just magically know how to open a document in word and change a font?
Well, my 4 years does, and has done for 6 months or so and I didn't teach him. He has a logon on my Mac (no password, just has to click to switch user etc) and access to nothing but Office. He calls it "doing letters" and types basic sentences and formats. He's found lots of features. There's a reason the Amiga GUI was called "Intuition" and the promise of the GUI on all platforms has been just that.
Maybe you're suggesting that schools should teach "pulling up pants after wee-wee" because they won't magically know? Parents and intuition should be allowed to to their bit and keep school for the really non-obvious stuff.
A ladyboy i think is an asian transexual....
No. in fact it's just a cocktail of Lager, Gin, Tonic and a small baileys cream.
If you have a payment due on X date, you wait until day X - 1, and something goes wrong and delays you by one day, this is your fault, not your bank's fault.
I disagree entirely. In todays age of electronic payments and daily interest, it's important to pay things ON TIME. Paying early for most people means losing interest elsewhere. I pay on X date, not even X-1. I schedule most of this. Noone pays me 7 days early, the banks certainly don't clear a cheque early on assumption it'll be fine. The NAB appear to be acting very fairly on this matter, which is more than I've seen other banks (CBA) doing when a computer glitch duplicated a debit on my account. I was 50k down on an interest bearing mortgage offset account for a week - they didn't even remotely entertain my request $60 interest it lost me. They don't waste any time when the shoe is on the other foot though so good on NAB.
More like, if maths were just learning to use a calculator
Bingo. When I read the summary, I figured the article would be complaining that kids just don't want to know what's going on inside the machine. I was truly horrified to find that they are actually being taught 'spreadsheets'. So what are they learning in 'Business Studies' or "Admin Assistant Studies" then? My school didn't teach enough in the way or computing, but at least what it did do revolved around basic, file systems, networking. This was all BBC orientated when I had a Vic-20 then C-64/Amiga but their message worked for me. Not for the first time, this explains why when I try to hire juniors, they rate themselves highly and I discover they know nothing.