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Comment Re:Nothing new here... (Score 1) 224

And Solaris LDOMs are far different than the old E10K partitions as well. LDOMs (Logical Domains, though I think in Solaris 11 they renamed it from in Solaris 10) are very much LPAR-like. You also get something like the AIX VIO server in that you give the hardware to a "controller" LDOM and then it can either use it directly or virtualize it out to other LDOMs. It actually isn't the most pleasant thing to configure, but once set up works well. The only thing is that it's not really useful on the smaller systems, certainly I wouldn't want to partition a T-series using a heavyweight technology like this. But for the huge M-class servers, it's pretty decent.

Comment Re:Zones (Score 5, Informative) 224

Given that Zones can have:
different login identities
different network interfaces
different hostnames
different hardware available to them (disks, adapters, etc.)
be configured to use resource pools thus different amounts of cpu, floating or fixed

Yes, I'd say they are much more useful than chroot.

Comment Re:This is good (Score 1) 231

Yes, god forbid actors make less than the absurd millions they currently earn for less, easier work than some people do every day. If Hollywood salaries were on par with the rest of the country, that would trickle down through the cost of the movies, and people could more easily afford to go out to the theatre, buy DVD's, etc.

Comment Re:The glories of computer managed drivetrains (Score 1) 356

Reminds me of a recent news story of a guy whose SUV/pickup truck got stuck in cruise control and NOTHING worked, and a cop had to pull in front of him and stop him with his brakes.

And why couldn't that guy just, oh, put it in neutral or turn the key off? Seriously, he said, "I tried the gear shift, the keys, emergency brake. I tried everything and none of it worked." How does none of that work in a 2001 Ford Expedition?

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 462

People aren't putting "all sorts of sensitive information on their phone." Their phones are connected to the outside world. Take for example the iPhone email application. Should, if you are arrested, the police be able to search through *ALL* of your email via the phone? How about visit any websites you might have failed to logout from? This data is not "on" your phone, per se, but the phone is a portal through which the data can be obtained. And some data might even be cached unbeknownst to the device owner. Where is the limit? Where is the legal line?

Comment Amazon, not Customers (Score 1) 253

They may or may not be responding to their customer base, but I think they're more afraid of Amazon, who have been increasing their available online content, streaming as well as purchases. The Kindle Fire announcement marked Amazon as a big player in the online media world, and I'll bet suddenly Netflix realized they were the third wheel next to Amazon and Apple.

Comment Re:The bigger questions is... (Score 5, Insightful) 424

IMHO Android would have been a non-starter if the iPhone had been available to all carriers (GSM & CDMA both) and not restricted to AT&T. A lot of people (myself included) passed on iPhones for the sole reason of refusing to use AT&T. Android currently suffers from too much product fracture. Too many different customer experiences based on vendor customization, and so much different hardware it's hard for developers to test everything, as well as hard to use newer, better APIs because older OS versions, whose updates are controlled by the carriers and may or may not happen, don't have them.

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