Ubuntu has one of the brightest and smartest developers
Take him out for a beer and explain your concerns to him. I'm sure he will make some of the changes you want.
Delays in the implementation, immature software, half-eaten staff,
Another interesting tidbit is that Nintendo is not believed to have any method to repair this kind of brick at a factory, short of replacing the entire motherboard."
Microsoft announced the facility back in 2007, but in the meantime Google has disclosed that it built its own container-filled data center in late 2005. Google also holds a patent for a data center container design."
Patents should be utterly irrelevant around here, unless there are as many suspect, different rules for Google and Apple.
That aside fair play, these container systems make a lot of sense and are a pretty logical progression. They are cheaper to run and its no secret that companies have no loyalty and after the initial sunk cost its pretty cheap to up and leave unless the tax breaks etc keep coming. Always a useful bargaining stick. Sys admins can also consider their profession vastly more accessible commodity.
Interesting though that Microsoft are beginning to sell themselves by being more open about what they are doing and where they see the future.
e.g prove there is no god
"In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -- Carl Sagan, Cosmos