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Comment Re:Seeing how most companies won't migrate... (Score 1) 675

Did they ever fix the lack of command line for windows 8 servers?

You gave yourself away there as a troll, and not a serious poster. Hopefully the moderators will catch on soon.

Windows Server 2012 (there's no such thing as "windows 8 servers") ships by default with powershell. ALL configuration tasks are doable via the command line and embeddable into scripts, and MANY tasks are doable ONLY via powershell still (especially when it comes to detailed Exchange configuration).

In addition, the "core" level of windows server, which is Microsoft's recommended configuration for all new servers, doesn't even have a functioning GUI and is command line only. You can add back the GUI if you want, but for a typical datacenter server you wouldn't have a reason to, as you'd be managing it remotely via powershell remoting.

Comment Re:Once again RIM leads the way (Score 1) 116

You can already do this on android and iphone as well with encrypted containers like Good ( http://www.good.com/ ).

The point of virtualising is that it means the OS is COMPLETELY seperate. If you want to upgrade to android 5.3.2 aka "footlong hotdog" (they ran out of dessert names), but your company is still on 4.6.1, you can. If your company image can only send packets via VPN and disallows app installation, you can still do what you want with YOUR image.

Blackberry's seperation is just at the app layer.

Comment Re:Even if this was true... (Score 1) 1009

Only once, and it was when I fried the mobo (long story short, I ran what I thought was digital audio into the digital audio header for the motherboard... it turned out it was a 5v fan lead.)

This is in 20 years of building PCs.

I'd guess that the cost savings in having the chips integrated would have more than paid for that single motherboard replacement. In addition, I've ruined more than one AMD chip (the old thunderbird athlons) bending pins while plugging it in, which would have me ahead in spend were they 1:1 and soldered.

Comment Re:Even if this was true... (Score 5, Insightful) 1009

I agree, I've built PCs for ages and never upgraded a CPU, despite planning to.

The thing I can see this effecting, though, is diversity of price.

Right now you can spend $75-$350 on a motherboard, and $75-1000 on a processor. There are X motherboards, and Y compatible processors, for X * Y price/feature/etc points.

When USB3 came out is when I upgraded, so I got a low-to-mid spec motherboard (only cared about USB3, don't need dual video card capability etc) and then a mid-high spec processor (fastest i5 that wasn't the enthousiast factory unlocked ones).

With this change I won't have that choice. It'll be buy one of two models of this motherboard with processor A and B. OEMs won't make hundreds of combinations, and vendor's wouldn't stock them if they did.

Comment Re:Even if this was true... (Score 2) 1009

As for your AMD systems:
-you CAN upgrade, but you haven't. He wasn't saying that you can't, but that no one winds up doing so.
-Why would you do so while still running DDR2?
-the top phenom II will run in a degraded mode due to lack of power from an AM2+ motherboard

I've always built my own PCs, and had the intention of upgrading my processor later. I've never done so. Right now I have an i5 ~3ghz system I built 14 month ago. I got the i5 with plans in a year or so to upgrade it to an i7. I haven't done so yet, nor will I likely do so, just as you haven't upgraded your Athlon64 systems.

And I've changed motherboards plenty of times and had windows reactivate, so I'm not sure what you're on about there.

Comment Re:If only more companies acted on their thoughts (Score 1) 768

No one is saying windows 8 is bad for gaming.

They are saying:
-They run an app store where they charge companies to post apps. Windows 8 comes with an app store which MS charges companies to post apps. This is a revenue loss for them if any companies choose the MS app store.

-The MS app store won't allow many/most of the types of apps they sell, meaning even if they wanted to "play nice" and sell games on both stores they couldn't.

-They fear that this is the beginning of an app lockdown, where ONLY "MS store" apps are allowed.

Due to all of the enhancements made to lower the memory and processor footprint of windows 8 most games will likely benchmark faster/better in windows 8 than in windows 7.

Comment Re:The real downside. (Score 1) 362

Old thread now, hopefully you'll take a look at your "replies" later :)

Two reasons:

1. To do ANYTHING useful in ASP (classic), you have to use an activeX object. DB calls/etc all go through activeX. The syntax for doing this is messy, and the objects don't always act the same as built in ASP functions (the same complaint PHP has), especially when they require c++ type structures like callbacks and output parameters.

Most people writing asp classic had no idea about what activeX is, how it works, and what you need to do with objects you create/etc.

2. It was very difficult to do code seperation in ASP. I never saw any full fledged templating systems, and doing even two layered coding (with a UI layer and business layer) was difficult at best. One place I worked at actually wrote their business logic in C++, called via activeX in asp, to enforce seperation. You couldn't really create your own business layer in pure asp.

ASP.NET isn't perfect (but it evolved nicely) but it fixed both of those issues.

At the time JSP was an EXCELLENT alternative. JSP gave you the same toolkit/language to write your business logic and presentation logic in while still letting you keep them seperate.

Comment Re:The real downside. (Score 1) 362

A more experienced tradesman knows the right tool for the job and doesn't attempt to halfass using the wrong one.

PHP is the right tool for getting a website up and running quickly without having to have a godo handle on programming.

PHP is the wrong tool for most other problems, and you can find your problem changing, hence many experienced developers avoid it.

When PHP was first launched, the major competitor was PERL. PHP let you have a simple html-looking file, and then put c-looking code inside of it, without crazy cgi shenanigans/templating libraries/etc. It was great for that reason, and I used it (other alternative was ASP classic... yuck). It was around RIGHT when the idea of the dynamic web was becoming popular, and so it's got a large footprint.

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