I can't believe I'm going to say this but...
Vista wasn't a bad OS once the first service pack came out. Literally, I had no problems with it. I should also mention that I had a box with ME on it that ran like a champ - however, it was specifically designed for ME and whatnot. But it did stay running and was no problem - being able to access the restore function from outside the OS was absolutely awesome.
Anyhow, I liked Vista when it came out and liked it even more when it got its first service pack. The problem was that it was a rather huge change from the XP days and was even further from the 9x days. I actually kept a couple of boxes on it instead of moving to 7 and I have an MSDN subscription so it's not like I was lacking licenses to do so.
I'm actually going to let my MSDN subscription lapse, finally. I've paid for it for a very long time now but I don't even use Windows much at all any more. I've been pretty happy with my return to Linux and have also been playing with GhostBSD a lot. I can't get VMWare for GhostBSD and I much prefer it to the other offerings. I also can't get Opera to work on it properly. What I need to do is suck it up, install it instead of using it in a VM, and just stick with it for a few months. I've yet to take that plunge.
Either way, Vista was pretty good and its reputation is largely undeserved. It was/is stable and I never had a security incident that I am aware of. I often ran with absolutely no live-running antivirus application. I ran it on a whole host of varied hardware stacks and never had an issue. I was quite impressed, to be honest. It's not like I'm exactly gentle with my OS, I tend to try to break stuff as doing so intentionally is a way for me to learn new things. If I'm not breaking and fixing something then I'm not really learning.
Consider it yours for the taking, modification, and use as your own. You needn't even give me credit. It, my good AC, now belongs to you. Enjoy.
Amazingly enough, one's attitude (while forking) might actually result in a negative response. I don't see much in the way of negativity in this particular case - good on them for trying. However, nobody's obligated to do your work for you. If you want a feature or function then add it. If you can't then you're shit out of luck or you can pay somebody who can. Being able to modify the code is the whole point of free - a secondary aspect is the price but that's not the point.
If you can't weld and work as a mechanic you can't build you own car very well. Nobody is obligated to make one that suits your needs (but you're free to ask). If you want then you can pay someone to do so. If your ideas are good enough then someone might build one that you can buy.
That's the obligatory car analogy.
If you go stomping off in a snit then you're probably going to be looked at oddly. This really seems pretty tame considering. Most people are wishing them luck. A few are saying good riddance but not most of them. I, for one, wish them the best of luck and I hope it works out for them. I hope that they're able to get some sponsorship and are able to push and pull code between the two in a harmonic relationship. I hope that it gives others, those who aren't inclined to tolerate Linus, a place to go so that they'll shut the hell up and stop trying to cause even more drama with their ego-fueled desire to make everyone conform to their wishes instead of trying to fit the hell in. But that's just me.
I thought you had to pay for the 'community' Snort policies? I played with it a while back (I'm just a geek - I have no expertise, use case, or anything) and found that I wasn't even able to import the definitions though they claimed I could during my trial period.
I was, it seems, doing it wrong. That's not surprising but if I don't poke and break then I am not learning. If I am not learning then I am not growing. If I am not growing then I serve no function. If I am serve no function I have no place. If I have no place I should not consume resources. So, I try to learn and grow even if it's just to geek out on something new.
It's just misinformed whinging for the sake of whinging. We used Cisco gear. We replaced it with Juniper because it was much less expensive.
It would be awesome if Slashdot did a Snowden interview. I'd throw some funds at it if it were possible.
Two thirds of "pun" is "P-U." (Best said aloud.) Either way, that was wrong and you should feel bad. Cod as my witness, if you do that again, I'll beat you until you flounder on the floor. You dirty bass-tard.
I'm not proud.
I want to know if it can solve the N Problem. *nods* Or, really, if it can be used to play Crisys.
Then there are others of us. I sometimes spend a couple hundred dollars a day donating to sites that have helped me or given me a service that I appreciate. Then there are groups like the EFF who get a goodly sum. Go ahead, put your 'please donate' button on there and I just might. I actually sometimes contact web site authors just to see how I can send them a donation because they've not given me an easy way to do so.
I kind of feel it's my social obligation to give back to those who give to me or others.
"You show me an American who can keep his mouth shut and I'll eat him." -- Newspaperman from Frank Capra's _Meet_John_Doe_