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Comment VMware VDI vs Everyone else... (Score 1) 360

yep, if you have not tried VMware VDI you are just missing out. It is great and VERY fast, very close to bare metal. With NVME SSD's on your servers and the highest clock rate Xeon CPU's with DDR4 RAM you cannot find a faster desktop and with Nvidia Grid GPU's you have a great experience. You also need to have a very fast thin client(Linux or MacOS) that does not twiddle with the network stack for viruses.

Microsoft and Citrix VDI are a joke.

Is VMware VDI cheaper? nope but it is faster and more flexible. One way is the virus scanning is done at the hypervisor bare metal so the Guest OSes do not have to do AV scanning. There is NO other desktop that can do that. 40 Gig ethernet to the desktop or disk subsystem, nope not gonna happen but in the data center we have that and 100gig networking too. This is the land of big boy toys not these crappy little desktop PC's with a single disk in them.

Maybe your problem is your enterprise guys are stuffed in a little cheap box... They too have to think outside the box!

“Here’s a nickel, kid. Get yourself a better computer”

Comment How can Microsoft compete with AWS? (Score 0) 76

This looks impossible. How can the MS cloud division pay the OS division for the scale of computers used by Amazon? 80,000 servers x 30 = 2.4 million with data center licensing that would be about $10 billion! LOL That assumes they are 2 socket, if they are 4 socket servers Amazon/MS would have to pay $20 billion!

Comment I smell a rat here... a stinking rat (Score 2) 471

Ford Motor Company said they would NEVER do a diesel because it is too hard to make them clean. They say the emissions alone on the powerstroke 250/350 trucks is a $4,000 bandaid to meet emissions. Here is the one sentence that makes me believe that Jane is pissed that Sally has a hotter boyfriend so she is going to dig up some dirt on Ken and show everyone that Ken got busted as a repeat offender paying for services from prostitutes... or something like this : "EPA and CARB uncovered the defeat device software after independent analysis by researchers at West Virginia University, working with the International Council on Clean Transportation, a non-governmental organization, raised questions about emissions levels, and the agencies began further investigations into the issue. "

I bet they paid to get the cars looked at, why JUST the 2.0 TDI from 2009-2015? And I bet they had to reverse engineer the CPU instructions so that is another issue in itself.

If I were a betting man I would bet there are other skeletons in the closets of other engines...

And a LOT of tuners and tweakers of the TDI chip them so they blow all the emissions when they hot rod the cars. The diesel truck guys do the same thing. Guys with turbo charged and supercharged cars do it too as well as ALL the ricer kids with Honda's or Acura's. LOL

Comment Re:So you have it.... Now what??? (Score 1) 120

Well, Well, Well...

I think you might be the .01% of the Internet users. Most can't spell computer or know how to use it.

I agree on the backup, but all the commercial companies know how to do backups at night with something as slow as DSL, and all those Cable modem users are not symmetric either.

If your doing work from home, you either have a competent IT department or you don't. Most larger companies have a remote solution, Server based computing using RDP. PCoIP or the like.

Graphic designers... Hell they can bury the 1gig connection at work and fill up any disk they have access to, so I am not sure those people have enough patience to try to work from home. Besides if they have a real workstation at work, why the hell do they try to piss off time at home with something that does not have business 3d Graphics, SSD RAID subsystem, dual WQHD/WQXGA displays and TONS of RAM... And I for sure would not spend the coin on that hardware at home. The geek in me wants to have that but I have better things to do with that kind of dollars.

Comment So you have it.... Now what??? (Score 2) 120

How many sites will let you download an ISO at gigabit speed?

So this Gig speed will only be used by a junkie with a 4K TV, or a dozen kids with 802.11ac laptops with malware. Maybe you will try to use it for work so they can replicate the SAN to your house? Maybe you will try to run your own mail server or serve up ammeter porn?

How many SOHO WIFI routers can really do GIG on the Ethernet ports or even supply 802.11ac at full speed for 1 client? Sounds like a lot of clueless home users calling into the ISP bitching about how the "Internet" is slow. Are those clueless chaps really going to fork out more than $200 on a good WIFI router or an Enterprise device?

Me 60/4 meg Charter because that is the slowest they sell. I never see even 7 meg per second when downloading files but the speed test they do always show I should be able to do 60. ;)

Comment 5 years will do it (Score 1, Interesting) 142

Android will put all the nails in the coffin of Microsoft. Around the world people do not have the disposable income we have in the USA. The poor will get computers and the 3rd world counties will for many. In the developing lands we want something that works like an iPad and if we don't have the ability to buy one for each family member we will use android. All the developers that don't have their head in the sand or their ass have seen this and are writing android apps for the billion devices out there already.

There are a smaller group that have more disposable income and have purchased several Mac computers, iPads and iPhones. Not the norm but a big number.

The dying breed are the ones stuck to the Windows PC for gaming, for enterprise apps and old fashioned MS Office. Any PC user with a brain would have ditched MS Office some time ago for the open source office packages and been quite happy. Windows 10 for $x per month, that will create a thermo nuclear war. Just because you build a huge cloud with your spare cash your sitting on does not mean you will attract customers. You leave a $250 steak at your kids lemonade stand it will not sell no matter how many you buy, how many you cook or how many you have on display. Give that steak enough time and you got yourself some smelly food that is attracting flies and other undesirable animals. Your moving product but not in a sustainable way.

Good luck MS, I am ready for a change. I am sure there were longtime IBMers that we ready for IBM/Mainframers to shoot themselves in the foot when MS was the underdog.

Comment What is wrong with these Tech Idiots? (Score 2) 237

Break up Google? Huh?

WTF is Microsoft? Windows has ALWAYS collected statistics and sent them to the bINg search engine. Have you installed ANY Microsoft Office products? Windows Genuine activation? Why are they trying to break into the Tablet market with a Desktop OS? Why did the Desktop users have to suffer with the Tablet Tiles in MS office? The XBox was a money looser for years and still is not competitive with the PS4, so they are using the desktop and office cash to feed the game console.

I think the MS lobbyist have taken over the decision making of the EU, plain and simple.

Comment I can tell you about Gigabit fiber on those poles! (Score 1) 516

Well if your lucky to live in an area that is serviced by an electric coop you might get high speed gigabit fiber on those wooden poles. Yes the COOP's are doing it where the commercial power companies will never do it, ever. So some people are lucky and get fiber from Google others get it from the COOP. The rest of America is going to just wait....

If your in an area where your power is underground it might take an additional decade or two for you to get gigabit fiber to your house from underground.

So have if your way. I say cut the trees down that could knock out power and that would be like 90% of the power issues. It also means your internet will keep working. ;)

Comment Rural America at 28.8bps... (Score 1) 116

We cannot get anything faster than 28.8 in the parts of america that is 15 miles from a town. What gives? These people have a copper phone line, power and in some cases natural gas. But no high speed internet. They do not do windows updates or update the browser or plugins until night when the computer can download all night. And they do not have a router so we have a windows machine right on the Internet ready for the latest Windows attacks.

I think Microsoft should pay a LOT to get broadband to those people so they can get patched. Microsoft has more money than the US Federal government, or it appears that way....

Comment Re:Fsck x86 (Score 1) 230

Your full of SH!T, must be a paid troll from Intel.

I recall seeing the DEC Alpha in person running CADRA-III CAD software and it ran circles around Intel and it was 64 bit pure. 64 bit PowerPC is way better than Intel x86 as well.

Now if you were a real techie you would know the current CPU was derived from AMD with the AMDx64 architecture. AMD's early chipsets could access the RAM at 40 bits wide so you could use up to 1TB of RAM while Intel was crippled at 36 bits and 64gig of RAM( AMD also had the hyper transport bus where Intel was still pushing the clock race war and Front Side Bus with a 40 bit RAM limitation on the first version.

Sun and Apple use what they want and are niche players, you do know that HP is still trying to push the itanium. You do remember that failure... The monopoly power is the thing that allow those nut jobs to send a totally different architecture on the world of desktop PC's and servers tied to the Windows monopoly.

Now go eat a SH!T sandwich!

Comment Re: Amusing (Score 0) 249

cheap users, like the wino that buys bottles of that lightening sh!t my dad would call the $2 bottle of liquor.

I had a lady I used to work with asked for computer advice, her son wanted a laptop. She said she bought it and it came with the latest Windows OS and she hated it. She asked if I could help her out. I asked her what exactly her son asked for, she said a Mac. I told her that if she bought a mac he would be happy and she would not be trying to get free help. I suggested she call MS or tech support and if that did not work she had 14 days to return it. In the end she just kept it and both her and her son were not happy. Some people really are ignorant and want others to spoon feed them.

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