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Old 28-03-08
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Originally Posted by Dibby View Post
no operating system can be 100% secure and are easily hackable.
Well he(allegedly) hacked the obvious target - the browser(safari).

and the vista laptop goes down as well....thanks to third party software

Vista notebook falls in hacker challenge

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Time to stoke the flames
Windows is 'collapsing,' Gartner analysts warn

Windows is 'collapsing,' Gartner analysts warn
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They'd better hurry up bringing out Windows 7, people are losing faith in Vista. Companies won't upgrade corporate computers, why shoudl they? What extra would they get out of it to justify the expense and effort really?

Personally, at home I'm going to Linux Ubuntu next rather than Vista when the new version's out next week.
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They ainst sweating it. MS is such a big corp
it could F-up 5 times in a row and still turn a profit.

Win7 is now due 2009, last I heard.

What they should do is pull an "Apple",
ditch their PoS DOS based "integrated"
GUI/OS and base a completely new
"Windows" on Unix.

At least it'd be a bit more secure.


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Originally Posted by Nev View Post
They ainst sweating it. MS is such a big corp
it could F-up 5 times in a row and still turn a profit.

Win7 is now due 2009, last I heard.

What they should do is pull an "Apple",
ditch their PoS DOS based "integrated"
GUI/OS and base a completely new
"Windows" on Unix.

At least it'd be a bit more secure.


Too true Nev. Their biggest problem is all the legacy code that they are left with each time. Win 7 is due next year - been brought forward I believe. And also agree with your comments about not worrying about bad press - they are way to big and have never been bothered by it before!
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I was reading this thread then went to alfarama to collect my car from having an MOT and Service and happened to notice that they have apple macs, A dealer with good taste!
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Re: Mac or PC

Most companies who are still runnign legacy apps are starting to play with Virtualisation, it is the future of computing in the business arena. Soon it won't matter what hardware or os you run as all applications will be virtualised to run independent of platform as will your dekstop and any storage you 'perceive'.

the virtualisation marketplace is a very happening one, HP recently brokered a deal to include an embedded hypervisor in the hardware architecture freeing up the devices from the drivers, most issues are at a driver level regardless of platform.
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Originally Posted by GhostyDog View Post
the virtualisation marketplace is a very happening one, HP recently brokered a deal to include an embedded hypervisor in the hardware architecture freeing up the devices from the drivers, most issues are at a driver level regardless of platform.
We lost all our local computing power 5 years ago.
Everything is now run in Germany over a Citrix session
under LSF.

I can run every piece of software I need (except Powerpoint)from
any PC in the world with an internet connection. Which is pretty nifty.
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Originally Posted by Nev View Post
(except Powerpoint)
Please...... never mention powerpoint! That has got to be one of the worst applications in the world ever!
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Re: Mac or PC

Originally Posted by Alfa Vincent View Post
Please...... never mention powerpoint! That has got to be one of the worst applications in the world ever!
Not neccesarily, I used to know an artworker who could make it work magic because he actually knew how to use the software rather than just use templates.
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I have to agree services are in the spotlight and being able to continue services by moving from one virtual machine to another at the drop of a hat has been my motivation. I've been a services person all along but see that moving workstations out in this manner is also beneficial. I gzipped a pile of servers to a dvd the other week and they all fired up just fine on another box for failover purposes :-)
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Originally Posted by GhostyDog View Post
Not neccesarily, I used to know an artworker who could make it work magic because he actually knew how to use the software rather than just use templates.
Oh please, don't try and tell me how to do my job - I can make it work just fine thank you. But when a client wants to add flash video etc into powerpoint it really doesn't like it. Also I never use templates!!! I don't think I would be classed as a designer if all my work looked like what someone else had produced. Powerpoint is a nightmare to work with and fights you all the way - if you compare it to Director then you would realise what I am talking about. I am not saying that Powerpoint doesn't have a market - it does, and that's the cheap end of presentations.
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Originally Posted by Alfa Vincent View Post
Oh please, don't try and tell me how to do my job~I am not saying that Powerpoint doesn't have a market - it does, and that's the cheap end of presentations.
Ooooooooh!


PP is a piece of ****e.
If it's got animation and video in
it then it's just marketing bull****.

Luckily it has a marketing bull****
filter funtion known as "Delete Slide"

Posted before, but this guy used to
work in my industry, so rings true
for me...

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


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Originally Posted by Nev View Post
Ooooooooh!


PP is a piece of ****e.
If it's got animation and video in
it then it's just marketing bull****.
I agree nev but as I said I am a designer so I produce what the client wants - I can only offer so much advice. When their marketing manager says I want every bell and whistle going I have to give it to them and its at that point that PP shows its limitations. It is easy to use but is also a pig at times.
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Re: Mac or PC

IBM migrating to MAC?

IBM Launches Pilot Program for Migrating to Macs — RoughlyDrafted Magazine
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Re: Mac or PC

Originally Posted by Alfa Vincent View Post
Oh please, don't try and tell me how to do my job
I didn't think I was? Maybe your just not as good as you think you are.

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Originally Posted by GhostyDog View Post
I didn't think I was? Maybe your just not as good as you think you are.


I wouldn't be where I am today if I wasn't. Where as your comment on powerpoint told me everything I need to know
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Re: Mac or PC

Originally Posted by Alfa Vincent View Post
Where as your comment on powerpoint told me everything I need to know
Or not as the case may be, I'm not saying it's a replacement for high end products but a lot can be achieved with Powerpoint, I've seen some amazing stuff produced that looked like flash animmation.

Considering the customer was very 'high design' who wanted the work doing to emulate their website I think the guy who worked on it to produce the sales toolkit did an awesome job.
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I am sure it was an awesome job. I have produced several highly animated powerpoint presentations for large PLCs like BP etc - however they are not self contained and always have limited functionality. Obviously we are both thinking of different markets here as I deal more with high end products and companies.
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I never thought Acer were as big as that, I know they are popular machines but I didn't think they were in the top 5! I was also shocked to see Dell have over taken HP in US sales.
You live and learn
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Acer bought TI's computer business years ago
and also recently acquired Gateway. (And so Packard-Bell?)


I got an Aspire L100 instead of an Apple TV last year which is a
cracking unit. And two people I know bought L5100s on the back
of my purchase, (instead of laptops) which are even better machines:


Acer Aspire L5100 Model ID 92.G3L9Z.DYJ 1 x Athlon X2 BE-2400
RAM 2 GB - HDD 1 x 500 GB - DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM
Radeon X1250 - Gigabit Ethernet - S/PDIF out - HDMI

All for ~£350, can't grumble at that!
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Originally Posted by Nev View Post
Acer bought TI's computer business years ago
and also recently acquired Gateway. (And so Packard-Bell?)


I got an Aspire L100 instead of an Apple TV last year which is a
cracking unit. And two people I know bought L5100s on the back
of my purchase, which are even better machines:


Acer Aspire L5100 Model ID 92.G3L9Z.DYJ 1 x Athlon X2 BE-2400
RAM 2 GB - HDD 1 x 500 GB - DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM
Radeon X1250 - Gigabit Ethernet - S/PDIF out - HDMI

All for ~£350, can't grumble at that!
No you cant - sounds like a very good deal for £350! Especially with HDMI
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Some "dodgy" outfit may be shipping
clone Macs soon.

Mac cloner Psystar moves, still trading - The INQUIRER


Might push Apple's reality-distortion-bubble pricing down
a bit. (If true.)
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Originally Posted by Nev View Post
Some "dodgy" outfit may be shipping
clone Macs soon.

Mac cloner Psystar moves, still trading - The INQUIRER


Might push Apple's reality-distortion-bubble pricing down
a bit. (If true.)
yeah I saw that the other day . Apparently Apple's lawyers are waiting for the first one to ship before doing anything as they think it could all be a hoax! But who knows - I remember the old clones that came out years ago by motorola and starmacs, they were really crap!
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