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Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

Kryptonut I'm looking forward to using it (489 comments)

Windows 10 has a few neat features for Enterprise like some of the new management capabilities and more cloud integration. Although my role at work is more behind the scenes, server infrastructure, I do look forward to taking a look at being able to authenticate with Azure Active Directory or Windows Active Directory. Things like that.

I'm sure I'm not the only one. It makes sense for those that already have an investment in Microsoft infrastructure.

Home users, maybe they won't appreciate it so much, and that's fine, they can run what they like. That's their choice. I run a couple of Linux boxes, a Mac and a Chromebook in addition to Windows in my home, they all have their strengths and their weaknesses.

For work though, we're a Microsoft shop (long before I arrived) and that's fine by me. With adequate change control in place, regular maintenance and good infrastructure decisions, we have very little downtime. I expect performance and reliability to remain that way, or even improve as we deploy Windows 10 and its server equivalent in our environment after sufficient testing.

about two weeks ago

Navy Develops a Shark Drone For Surveillance

Kryptonut Re:Nearly there! (45 comments)

How about a compromise....LASER TEETH!! :D

about a month and a half ago

Navy Develops a Shark Drone For Surveillance

Kryptonut Nearly there! (45 comments)

1. Create laser system for Navy
2. Create robotic shark army
3. Combine 1 & 2
4. ?????????????
5. Profit!!

about a month and a half ago

NASA Remasters 20-Year-Old Galileo Photographs of Jupiter's Moon, Europa

Kryptonut Re:never send a robot to do a man's job... (38 comments)

Until the woman uses colour names like "Peach", etc. to describe it


about 2 months ago

World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

Kryptonut Says a lot about the MCP Exams (276 comments)

I remember earlier in my career, looking for work with a tertiary qualification and 4 years experience in the IT workforce under my belt (I worked in IT before, during and after tertiary study) and being turned down by potential employers because I wasn't "Microsoft Certified"

Nevermind the fact that at least 2 of the papers I studied toward that tertiary qualification revolved around configuring and supporting Microsoft networks and I'd been working with Microsoft technologies full time for about 2-3 years prior.

I later just got the damn certification anyway, because I needed the job prospects that came with it. I learnt very little by doing it.

about 2 months ago

Simple Hack Enables VR Mode For Oculus Rift In Alien: Isolation

Kryptonut First VR related death in (57 comments)


about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Multimedia-Based Wiki For Learning and Business Procedures?

Kryptonut VIMP (97 comments)

Not a wiki, but it gives you that "internal YouTube" kinda thing: www.vimp.com

Even has a freebie community edition.

about 4 months ago

Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain

Kryptonut Re:but... (284 comments)

Ah...You've got kids too huh?

about 7 months ago

WRT54G Successor Falls Flat On Promises

Kryptonut Re:Firmware (113 comments)

Chain of events is as follows:
1. Company opens mouth.
2. Lies ahem I mean marketing falls out.

3. ?????
4. Profit!!!

You forgot the most important parts!

about 9 months ago

Woz Worries Microsoft Is Now More Innovative Than Apple

Kryptonut Re:Woz's unbiased reviews (333 comments)

Wouldn't he become Woz-stralian?

more than 2 years ago

Woz Worries Microsoft Is Now More Innovative Than Apple

Kryptonut Re:Woz's unbiased reviews (333 comments)

I'm from NZ and even I laughed :)

You could also add that some are defective....you only have to see that show "The GC" to know why I say that.

more than 2 years ago

Kinected Browser Lets You Flick Through Websites

Kryptonut This would only really be useful (46 comments)

....if the Javascript API is able to be implemented in future versions of other browsers. Otherwise it's really just a gimmick. Vendor lock-in doesn't really work in the browser world anymore, like it did with the older versions of IE.

Developers are going to want something that works in all major browsers, to get the biggest possible target audience....hence we have things like HTML & CSS standards and javascript frameworks (to handle the deficiencies / differences behind the scenes) that give a certain degree of "write once, run anywhere" in a browser, which ever one that may be.

Give Google, Mozilla and Opera access to the device so that they can implement the same Javascript API, then we'll be interested.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

Kryptonut I went (867 comments)

Redhat > Debian > Slackware > Gentoo > Debian > Ubuntu + various other *buntu's

With a bit of FreeBSD scattered all the way through, I've always had a soft spot for it.

I ended up with Ubuntu in the end because it was less hassle to maintain (I want a system that's quick to build and I can spend more time using it than configuring or maintaining it) and had relatively up to date packages in the standard repo's. I no longer have as much free time or am as enthusiastic as I once was, performing stage 1 installs of Gentoo in the earlier days.

more than 2 years ago

The Tablet Debate: 3G Or Wi-Fi?

Kryptonut Greedy Carriers (395 comments)

Horrendous cost aside, where I live (and I'm betting a lot of other places), you can't have multiple devices on the same data plan.

Why can't you have a 3GB plan shared by your 3G phone, 3G tablet and 3G enabled laptop? You're the same person, they're all your devices and your usage varies between the 3, but they want you to instead buy 3 separate smaller plans which total up to a lot more money for the same amount of data.

Sort that out and maybe I'd start considering 3G important in other devices. In the meantime I'll tether. Slightly less convenient, but a hell of a lot cheaper.

more than 3 years ago


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