So Agent Mularski got a taste of what it's like to be a SysAdmin? I think it's a good thing, now he would understand what it's like to work in IT, he'll (hopefully) be more sympathetic to IT staff that he works with... We should get more Law-Enforcement officers into undercover IT "busts"!!!
Now, if he had a pager that would buzz him in the 6 hours he got "off" from the computer, that would be JUST like being a SysAdmin
I couldn't fit what I wanted in the submission title... should've been "Discoveries relating to T-Cell regulation may help prevent Organ rejection"...
Not sure what your word limit for article titles are... perhaps "Organ Transplant patients may be helped by new Discovery?".
Easy. You're "Anonymous Coward". You're anyone and no one.
Well, even posting under my Slashdot "handle" I could be everyone and no-one too
A novice administrator would know this. I think you've been talking to the average joeish end users.
No, the person I had to correct that issue for considered himself an "experienced" Linux Administrator (and Zealot - "Linux should be used for EVERYTHING"), having worked with various distros for 3 or 4 years. He was also employed by the Victorian Department of Education at the time - the problem he was having was at a client he was moonlighting for. I was the poor Bastard who had to drive on-site when he eventually called me for help at 8pm on Saturday after he'd spent a good 10 hours working on the issue (mind you, I walked away with $100 in cash for typing 'chmod -R ug+w [directory]', so it was inconvenient, but lucrative).
The assumption you're making is that just because someone uses Linux, they also understand the underlying design of the technology that it is integrated with... not everyone understands filesystem permissions, you'd probably be surprised, like I always say... Computers/Operating-Systems/Applications are a "tool" - to be the most effective, you need to understand the function of the tool in addition to it's application.
I didn't ask if Samba had AD support... I asked why the PP thought this was a "Good Thing"... Because an Open-Source product was integrating itself with a Non-Standard one that Microsoft produces?
Not that I mind really, I just think it's not that great of a leap ahead for Open Source Software, just more Integration with Commercial Closed-Source software that already exists.
Do you understand that a "Directory" and SMB are two different things?
Perhaps Linux is used ALOT more than you think, you're just not aware of the installations
I know of at least 2 places which are very large and influential organizations that run ALOT of Linux and other Open-Source Systems - in one of the organizations I'm thinking of I implemented Linux in combination with MRTG, PHP and MYSQL for an application I wrote for the purposes of systems monitoring and server inventory, something I whipped up because Tivoli, a large, expensive "enterprise" product was proving too cumbersome and taking too long to implement and my Management needed something RealSoonNow(tm) to do the job.
Unfortunately though, Non-Disclosure, and fear of being publicly identified prevents me from citing the organization(s) by name.
Linux is used in quite a number of places, but it doesn't get the big "The Department of xyz for the pqr Government is installing Linux" publicity.
Don't despair, Linux is making waves, you just can't see the ripples
Oh and Linux has its own Directory functionality, it's OpenLDAP. It's just not necessarily as easy to maintain as Open/Active Directory.
No offense intended... but I did say that in my original post
But it's still good news,
Why is it good news? Is the Open-Source community embracing the concept "If you can't beat 'em join 'em?".
Pish-Posh, Linux can have, and has its own "Directory" functionality, and the members of the OS community are more than capable of implementing their own standards.
My opinion of this is that it's good for cross-compatibility, but not so much that it advances the concept that OSS products can compete in their own right.
I will be more impressed when Microsoft adds standards compatibility for integration with Open-Source standards and not the other way around.
According to New Scientist, a new analysis suggests the planet weighs less than half the original estimate of 3.3 Earth masses. The new estimate — which scientists hope to confirm with more observations in the near future — peg the planet's size at 1.4 Earth masses.
The new estimate is the result of recent observations suggesting the planet's host star is more massive than originally thought, meaning the planet must be smaller than scientists originally estimated. Astronomers first thought the host star was a tiny brown dwarf , but now realize it is actually a red dwarf.
The planet orbits a small red dwarf star some 3,000 light-years distant and orbits its host star at a distance of 0.62 astronomical units (an astronomical unit is the distance from the Earth to the Sun, or about 93 million miles) — about the same distance as Venus from our Sun. One significance of the planet's discovery is that it points to the probable ubiquity of smaller terrestrial planets in somewhat Earth-like orbits — at least when it comes to red dwarf stars, the oldest and most numerous stars in the galaxy. Scientists don't think MOA-2007-BLG-192Lb is likely to harbor life but concede it may be habitable due to a probably thick atmosphere and possible oceans.
If the aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it. -- Stanley Garn