Are there any good alternative that are proven to work or trusted ?"
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Read up on herd immunity. A large part of the effectiveness of vaccines is that beyond the individual protection they confer on most recipients, they also protect the unvaccinated and the ones that the vaccine wasn't effective for if the overall rate of vaccination is high enough.
That's why the people who choose not to vaccinate their kids are also increasing the risk for the kids that did get the vaccine but for whom it wasn't effective for some reason, the kids that haven't been vaccinated yet because they're too young, and the kids that for some reason - e.g. compromised immune system - can't get the vaccine at all.
Look at appharbor.com. Their slogan is Azure done right: you get ASP.NET 4.0 hosting, a Git repository, continuous integration and unit testing upon deployment, SQL Server instances, etc.. Basically everything you're asking for. Their backend is 'the cloud': Amazon EC2.
Their rates start at 'free', so there is no cost while you're busy getting your millions of accounts and hits. When that happens move to one of their paid tiers and go nuts.
YMMV.. I have a pair of Panasonic powerline network adapters. I get about 45 mbps sustained (indeed these adapters are also "up to 200 mbps"), but the latency is quite decent at less than 5 ms extra latency compared to an ordinary wire.
I'm very happy with this solution since my apartment is bombarded with competing WiFi networks from the neighbors as well as the super-crappy old microwaves my apartment complex uses that completely kill anything at 2.4 GHz.
... the Court declined to hear an appeal by the Federal Trade Commission (not supported by the Solicitor General) testing whether a company's use of deception to gain a monopoly is a form of harm outlawed by antitrust law. The issue arose in a case involving alleged efforts to gain a monopoly by influencing the setting of a standard for memory components of computers and other electronic devices. The Court made no comment in denying review in FTC v. Rambus Inc. (08-694)
The case now goes back to district court to determine whether Rambus' conduct harmed consumers or not, instead of simply assuming that fact from the FTC's original ruling that Rambus lied and harmed competitors."
I very much disagree.
My wife got a new Lenovo IdeaPad S10 a couple of weeks ago. Despite its pink exterior, I've taken the liberty of playing around with it a bit. It came with the standard Windows XP Home that most netbooks come with, and I installed Ubuntu 7.10 and the public Windows 7 beta.
The Windows 7 beta performs far better than the pre-installed Windows XP Home - even after removing the factory installed junk - and the user interface is much better suited for the small form factor than XP is. My favorite example is how they made the task bar better suited to being placed at the side of the screen instead of the top or bottom. On a device with a resolution of 1024x600, this is the kind of minor visual tweak that makes the system much nicer to use.
I've already decided to shell out hard-earned cash for the Windows 7 once it's released, which will be the first time I've bought a boxed version of Windows. My wife dual-booted between Ubuntu and Windows 7 for a couple of days (she's not technical at all, so I'm as shocked as you are that she even accepted my suggestion of dual-booting) and ended up sticking with Windows 7, because "it's faster and easier to use than the other one.. besides it's pretty!".
No, I don't have any relation to Microsoft. I just think Windows 7 is really looking quite good so far.
Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?