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Comment: Re:As much as it pains me to say this... (Score 1) 262

by nevesis (#43500845) Attached to: Who should have the most input into software redesigns?
I voted engineer, but only because I expect engineers to have a logical mindset. Logical UIs may have a steeper learning curve, but they generally are far more efficient once trained. In my experience, UI designers focus on ease of use - number of clicks be damned.

(I say this as an Android user who just switched from BlackBerry and miss RIM's archaic but extremely efficient UI)

Comment: Re:wtf (Score 1) 270

by nevesis (#42779023) Attached to: Why Microsoft Office For iOS Will Likely Never See the Light of Day
Windows 8 has a real chance at beating iOS/Android in the enterprise, which eventually makes it a challenger at home also, and this is in large part due to the ability to run Office - and *the full Office suite* at that. Why would Microsoft want to give away this advantage in exchange for short term Office sales?

Comment: Re:well... (Score 1) 414

by nevesis (#30597046) Attached to: How Many Admins Per User/Computer Have You Seen?
You can also use psexec to run VBS scripts, or VBS scripts with user escalation (your users are running as users and not local admins, right? :P) compiled into an exe via Visual Studio Express.

Alternatively OP could ask for an agent based system such as Kaseya, Altiris, etc.

I really don't understand why a company would ban GPOs, however. That just reeks of incompetent management.

Comment: Re:name of the game, sucka. (Score 1) 685

by nevesis (#26396841) Attached to: Abused IT Workers Ready To Quit
I'd beg to differ.

Developers are generally fluent in a minimal number of languages, on a minimal number of platforms, and can provide support for their product/code only. They often call helpdesk when anything outside of their product malfunctions.

"IT guys" are familiar with multiple scripting languages (batch, vbs, unix shell flavors), multiple operating systems (windows flavors, *nix flavors, mac, and now a dozen different smart phones), and provide support for combinations of all of the above. They call developers when their product alone is malfunctioning.

"Pascal is Pascal is Pascal is dog meat." -- M. Devine and P. Larson, Computer Science 340