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Comment Re:As seen in another Slashdot sig... (Score 1) 291

Running Linux in a VM on Windows is like strapping yourself to the outside of a car with a seatbelt.

If you wish to understand why Microsoft might offer to "support" CentOS on Hyper-V, I suggest you don your tinfoil Homburg, and review the Groklaw link:

Sandeep is the same fellow who wrote this nice letter from Microsoft.


Journal Journal: The Intro and The Outro

Over there, Eric Clapton, ukulele.... Hi Eric!
On my left Sir Kenneth Clark, bass sax.... A great honour, sir.
And specially flown in for us, a session's gorilla on vox humana.
Nice to see Incredible Shrinking Man on euphonium,
Drop out with Peter Scott on duck call,
Hearing from you later Casanova, on horn,
Yeah! Digging General de Gaulle on accordion....
Really wild, General! Thank you, sir.
Roy Rogers on Trigger.

The Matrix

Journal Journal: Matt Simmons 2

When you are REALLY on to something, you have an accident.

Sybil Edmonds distracts from the REAL capture of US by Israel. She will have a long and uneventful life.


Journal Journal: Woman Mocked, Humiliated by Security in Airport Strip Search 6

Shileen Flynn, 29, had already missed one flight and lost her luggage when she says she found herself in a room at the Vancouver airport, naked and squatting, while two crude border agents strip-searched her. Flynn -- a frequent traveller who has been strip-searched twice before -- said this time was different. She said the women made her bend over a table, open her legs, and squat and cough. They asked her personal

Comment Re:But it's mnade out of PEOPLE !! (Score 1) 298

These "trained accountants" sign off on MSFT spending 5-8 BILLION a year, since 2001, on research - with ZERO to show for it in ROI.

All Microsoft product advances have come out of imitation/derivation or acquisition for over 10 years. The business is still paid for by two profit centers in Windows desktop and Office. Server just carries its own weight.

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