I should add :
>>>> Not if you actually test your product before you ship it.
>>Products are not always tested by a windows based tester
EOL testers never get driver updates. "a windows update blocked my production line for 2 days" is the last thing you want to hear.
I should add :
>> Not if you actually test your product before you ship it.
Products are not always tested by a windows based tester
Not if you perform ANY sort of inspection/testing of incoming components.
>> fakes can be hard to detect. Factories assembling PCBs and sourcing components are rarely in direct control of the OEM.
1) No, we will just design new products to interface USB directly. This kind of action for FTDI tells me that never again will they be on any of my BOMs.
2) Use Linux, avoid malware in drivers.
No, it's because "Windows X" would fool the buggy code MS suggested trying to detect windows XP
>>The 3GS was released in 2009 and got a security update 2/2014
>>The iPhone 4 was released in 6/2010 and had the latest OS until 9/2014.
The release date is not relevant. Relevant is the end of production date.
Angry ribbon? like angry birds?
Ribbon is as crap as slashdot beta. LO is good
"nonsense, plenty of current malware run on XP, better than Microsoft's."
Corrected that for you.
>> Not really.
Yes. Scanning on the network port or scanning on in the inboxes is exactly the same. The purpose of the scan could be the same. Automated or human does not make a difference. Compromised is compromised.
>> Not to mention that even if they aren't looking inside mailboxes for these images, they probably do scan messages traversing their network
Which is exactly the same than opening your mailbox.
>> Someone gets an Office file, modifies it with LO, sends it back. Then they receive the e-mail "hey buddy, everything looks wrong". What happens now?
Not a problem. Everybody uses Libre, and that's the whole point of migrations well done.
>> How much of those €1M savings will be used to sponsor LibreOffice?
Don't know for toulouse, but Munich contributed a lot back, in the form of a kind of frameword, at least.
>> Try using LibreOffice in a typical business environment for a couple of weeks
I use it for 3 years now, with shitty xlsx and docx from colleagues, no problem.
Compatibility issues in Libre have faded away since years.
>> I have never found anything better than the Outlook / Exchange combo for outright business usage
You probably have never tried lightning + thunderbird
>> Hello, how about savings or losses in productivity from having to convert all the documents or not being able to read stuff sent from other places who are insistant on MS Word?
Two answers :
- compatibility problems have mostly faded in the last few years
- new laws are coming out slowly in the EU to force administrations to use odf -> Libreoffice is a big advantage.