The only use I could see would be to run emulators and play old Nintendo, Super Nintendo, etc roms on it. Of course you could just spend $20 on a gamekilp to accomplish this. And it's pretty trivial to share your phone screen with your tv these days if you wanted to play it on there.
I've never used Communigate, and maybe Zimbra has gotten better. Thanks for the information. Perhaps I'll give them a try.
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I know what you're getting at, and I'd have to disagree. Most company's are forced to be a Microsoft shop simply for compatibility reasons. The software my users depend on daily to do their jobs is Windows only... and there's nothing I can do about this.
Accounting needs Word and Excel. In fact, they "need" 2010 or they all need to be on the same versions. If I have even one of them on a different version they will complain about compatibility issues.
Geology needs a plethora of Windows only client/server software first written in the early 2000's and sparingly updated. This is specialized stuff.. you can't just get it off the shelf anywhere. This requires Windows desktops and Windows servers.
I could go department by department but I think you get the point. Once you require Windows on the desktop for end user software, it makes the most sense to have a Microsoft domain and Exchange Server because they all play nicely together. Exchange is especially nice since every member of my staff took some business course in community college and is comfortable with Outlook. We did a test run of gapps using the outlook plugin but it wasn't nearly as intuitive or function rich as an Exchange environment; especially when it comes to calendars, room booking, scheduling, and tasks.
So at the end of the day, when everything else is Microsoft, it makes the most sense to use IE, because it plays nicely with all of the above. I probably could struggle with getting everything to work on Firefox, and deploying policies through the registry or batch scripts, but in my experience it's just not worth the hassle. You're not busy enough, or responsible for enough if you haven't yet learned to leave your ideals at the door, and just use what works.
To play Bitcoin, you have to trust your Bitcoin exchanges.
Simply incorrect. You could "play" Bitcoin easily without ever touching an exchange. Exchanges are used to... well exchange other currencies for Bitcoin. You can still provide goods and services for bitcoin, purchase goods and services with bitcoin, or mine bitcoin, without ever touching an exchange.
Also, the real issue with MTGox's collapse was not that it was a popular exchange, it was all the people who lost bitcoin because they were storing it there. Storing your money in an online wallet is not required. There's several software wallets, and the source code for the protocol is available so you could even write your own if you'd like.
There may be issues with Bitcoin (deflationary, monopolized network, etc) but lack of regulation in exchanges is a problem manufactured by people that don't really understand the currency.
Always think of an online wallet as asking some stranger to hold your money and promise to give it back. We're used to this idea because traditional banks are federally regulated and insured, but without those protections it's a terribly foolish practice. The only reason to let someone else hold your money would be if they could do so more securely and with a reasonable guarantee. Online wallets/exchanges can provide neither.