I've always used a linux box as my firewall
They've been trying to hammer on the mail server for some time. I firewalled all of their ip blocks as a result.
cause them boys are smoking some mighty potent bullshit over there to be making claims like this.
I work for the college of engineering at a major university. Others have mentioned software issues, which are absolutely correct for us as well. The issue I'd like to mention is the fact that most consumer boxes are so poorly configured by the vendor, then further fucked by the owner with spyware, crapware, bullshit tunes, etc, etc,etc, that the machine often isn't stable enough to run half the engineering applications.
We don't have the time to fix every moron's HP vomitbox running Vista (We banned Vista on our Domain due to massive software incompatibility and overall piss poor video
Maybe for the business school they could get away with having no labs, as the only thing they ever use is M$ office. But for us and probably the CS guys, there are going to be dedicated labs for some years to come.
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. -- Wernher von Braun