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Novell Completes Sale

JohnnyDoh Re:not the least bit surprising (202 comments)

Are you saying Windows Server CALs were free? And what, exactly, would you have continued to pay for NetWare? Unless you upgraded to a new version or added another server you wouldn't have had to spend a dime if you already owned the licenses...

more than 3 years ago

Novell Completes Sale

JohnnyDoh Re:Future planning? (202 comments)

Yes. As soon as I heard that Novell received an unsolicited bid from a hedge fund, I started planning to migrate away. Unfortunately, the free tools that Microsoft included with Server 2003 are no longer included in Server 2008, so you'll need some 3rd party tools to assist with the migration. Quest makes some tools that are very good but very pricey.

more than 3 years ago

Novell Completes Sale

JohnnyDoh Re:not the least bit surprising (202 comments)

You're talking out of your ass. Novell were selling OES, their former NetWare services (iPrint, eDirectory, NSS, clustering) running on top of SLES. And even SLES itself was not free. Just like RHEL, you had to pay for a subscription to download the patches and updates.

more than 3 years ago

FBI Instructs Wikipedia To Drop FBI Seal

JohnnyDoh Re:FBI ANTI-PIRACY WARNING (485 comments)

On my DVD players I hit stop twice, then hit play and it goes right to title 1 on the DVD.

about 4 years ago

Louisiana Federal Judge Blocks Drilling Moratorium

JohnnyDoh Re:The Administration...kind of...lied (691 comments)

Your Goddamned right the voting public roared. We said "Stop drilling until you know how to plug a leak a mile under water."

more than 4 years ago

Teaching Fifth Graders Engineering

JohnnyDoh Re:He Huffed and he Puffed.... (156 comments)

TFA article mentions kindergartners creating a pulley system to lift a paper groundhog. Seems about as complicated as the concept of load bearing support...

more than 4 years ago

MA High School Forces All Students To Buy MacBooks

JohnnyDoh Re:iNelson (1217 comments)

How was this modded insightful? He talks about some weak assumption that he's made as though it were fact, and then when he's corrected it's because IBM didn't live up to his expectations? Where is the insight here?

more than 4 years ago

BP's Final "Top Kill" Procedure For Gulf Oil Spill

JohnnyDoh Re:Environmentalism (593 comments)

Ummm, of course they should be held to a higher standard. You're equating a major multinational corporation with billions of dollars in annual profit to Joe, the average neighbor down the street. When Joe fucks up, I guarantee it doesn't affect thousands of people's livelihoods. And it sure as hell doesn't destroy ocean and marshland habitats. So yes, we should hold BP to a higher standard. They're the ones poised to make insane amounts of profit from these oil wells, they should have to clean their messes up when they happen.

more than 4 years ago

Novell Changes Enterprise Linux Kernel Mid-Stream

JohnnyDoh Re:I was wondering when the influence would show (96 comments)

Oh Lord! Did someone put on their tinfoil hat too tightly today? I seriously doubt Steve Ballmer pressured Ron Hovesepian into changing kernels...

more than 4 years ago

iPad Is Destroying Netbook Sales

JohnnyDoh Re:Hype-Cycle (911 comments)

No cheap netbooks? The original Eee PC 701 sold for $399 retail. I just bought my wife the Eee PC 1001P for $279.

more than 4 years ago

Japan To Launch Solar Sail Spacecraft "Ikaros"

JohnnyDoh Re:Thin sails (138 comments)

TFA doesn't say that the sails are thinner than a human hair, just that the solar cells on the sail are...

more than 4 years ago

Terry Childs Found Guilty

JohnnyDoh Re:Poor jerk. (982 comments)

Show me the case law. You are citing urban legends...

more than 4 years ago



JohnnyDoh JohnnyDoh writes  |  more than 7 years ago

JohhnyDoh (1057238) writes "Cisco has been branching out from their core business model lately, and that strategy partly involves buying companies that increase demand for bandwidth. This in turn increases the demand for their switching and routing products. Cisco is sitting on a mountain of cash and they just tossed some at Webex in the hopes of expanding deeper into the burgeoning business collaboration market. ( isco_webex).

Makes me wonder what they're hoping to do with the "opportunities for interoperability" they have with Apples iPhone ."


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