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Windows 7 To Include "Windows XP Mode"

gallwapa Re:Had that for awhile now... (364 comments)

Most of my VM's don't have network access. How else are you to test in a 'sandbox' type experience?

more than 5 years ago
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UK Gov. Wants IWF List To Cover 100% of UK Broadband

gallwapa Re:Child abuse ...all inclusive (281 comments)

I didn't mean it like that - simply that it is easier for me to process "so and so will filter child porn"

as opposed to

"So and so will filter images of children who were beaten in Africa"

Minor difference I admit.

more than 5 years ago
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US Antitrust Judge Examining Windows 7 Documents

gallwapa Re:Windows 7 is dead (225 comments)

7 has serious workflow/productivity improvements for people with multiple monitors. I use 4 monitors in a square configuration and managing more than 30 windows at a time is much easier.

That in itself is worth it to me. As far as home use, I'm considering it to replace my Vista Media Center. The improvements are nice.

more than 5 years ago
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UK Gov. Wants IWF List To Cover 100% of UK Broadband

gallwapa Child abuse ...all inclusive (281 comments)

I wish they wouldn't refer to it as child abuse. While sexually/mentally abusing children is child abuse, child abuse often times focuses on the physical abuse (at leaset in my area of the country in the US). That said, this law is probably targeted at filtering pornographic images of children who were abused. There (is?) should be a better term to describe what they're trying to filter.

That said, I don't think the governments of individual countries should censor the internet. By all means, censor public access, but as far as I am concerned, my connection to "the internet" is (or should be) a "private tunnel" that means no interference (from anyone, including the ISP!)

more than 5 years ago
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DTV Converters In Short Supply

gallwapa Re:Why are we going in debt over CONVERTER BOXES? (192 comments)

No no no, you missed his point. He is saying get LIVE TV for free using an antenna and you'll never go back to analog or cable. Duh. ;-)
English rocks.

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7 Taskbar Not So Similar To OS X Dock After All

gallwapa Re:"I want to go to iTunes" (545 comments)

Note that I once used OS/2 which had a different approach: You would not launch applications at all. You would double click documents and the application would launch for you.

That is how I work. To play music, right click the folder full of it and select 'play'. Browse the net? run -> url (or address bar) and my browser pops up. I don't like "wasting time" launching an app then performing my task.

I was amazed a few years back when a coworker gave me a text output and said to open it in excel to get it to be a CSV (I was doing a bunch of mass find/replace). I then asked her to demonstrate and I was amazed at the document conversion wizard that pops up when you did "file->open" on a normal text file.

There is another way to get to that wizard, but I didn't use it until she showed me that. weird...12 years of computer experience by that point...hehe.

more than 5 years ago
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Active Directory Comes To Linux With Samba 4

gallwapa Re:AD licensing (276 comments)

No, that is just plain wrong.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/c/c/6ccc82b3-d254-4cb7-bada-62a720ae4598/Licensing_Microsoft_Server_Products_in_Virtual_Environments.doc

Operating System Environment (OSE)
An operating system environment is an instance of an operating system, including any applications configured to run on it. More specifically, an operating system environment is:
â All or part of an operating system instance, or all or part of a virtual (or otherwise emulated) operating system instance that enables separate machine identity (primary computer name or similar unique identifier) or separate administrative rights, and
â Instances of applications, if any, configured to run on the operating system instance or parts identified above.

Windows Server 2008 Standard and Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V

âEach software license allows you to run, at any one time, one instance of the server software in an OSE on one server. If the instance you run is in a virtual OSE, you may also run an instance in the physical OSE solely to run hardware virtualization software, provide hardware virtualization services, or run software to manage and service OSEs on the licensed server. We refer to this in shorthand as 1+1.

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V â
â Each software license allows you to run, at any one time, four instances of the server software in four OSEs on one server. If all four instances you run are in virtual OSEs, you may also run an instance in the physical OSE solely to run hardware virtualization software, provide hardware virtualization services, or run software to manage and service OSEs on the licensed server. We refer to this in shorthand as 1+4.

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V, and Windows Server 2008 Itanium Based Systems

â After the number of licenses equal to the number of physical processors on a server are acquired and assigned, you may run on that particular server: One instance of the server software in the physical OSE, and any number of instances of the server software in virtual OSEs.

more than 5 years ago
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Dvorak Layout Claimed Not Superior To QWERTY

gallwapa Re:Uhh no... (663 comments)

Blu-Ray ended up being superior?

HDDVD had its merits, but at the time couldn't offer what is needed to max out BD50 discs.

Before anyone spouts on about 200GB HDDVD, realize I'm not talking about prototypes. There are also obscenely large BD prototypes out there as well.

more than 5 years ago
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Active Directory Comes To Linux With Samba 4

gallwapa Re:AD licensing (276 comments)

No...no...no

There are "per device" or "per user" licenses.
If you have 5000 computers but 40,000 users, it is probably cheaper to buy device licenses...so you can do that.

In addition, each server DOES require a server license (which is different than a CAL).

Windows is licensed like so

Standard edition license includes 1 phys server + 1 VM (on the same server)
Enterprise includes 1 phys server + 4 VM (again on the same server)
Datacenter includes unlimited server licenses of any type

Users with enterprise agreements or software assurance don't have to repurchase - they're covered under their contract.

more than 5 years ago
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Data Breaches Rose Sharply In 2008

gallwapa Re:Getting there (43 comments)

Pfft, silly UK people. Everyone know's the US doesn't have mass transit

(hehehehehehehe)

more than 5 years ago
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Can the Auto Industry Retool Itself To Build Rails?

gallwapa Re:SUVs (897 comments)

I don't support the Pickens plan, I was merely replying to parent with one alternative :-)

more than 5 years ago
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Can the Auto Industry Retool Itself To Build Rails?

gallwapa Re:SUVs (897 comments)

pickens plan?

more than 5 years ago
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Oops! Missed One Fix — Windows Attacks Under Way

gallwapa Re:I don't understand (292 comments)

On xp. I loaded a 2gb text file in vista pretty quickly (all things considered)

find and replace, however...not so much

more than 5 years ago
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Nintendo's Miyamoto On Innovation, Wii Ambitions

gallwapa Re:Meh. (263 comments)

By September, you mean November 19th?

more than 5 years ago
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NVIDIA Makes First 4GB Graphics Card

gallwapa Re:Any wagers? (292 comments)

Have you played No More Heros for Wii? It suffers frame rate slowdown issues...

more than 5 years ago
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Low-Bandwidth, Truly Remote Management?

gallwapa Re:The ONLY Correct Answer (215 comments)

Powershell can be installed on Core, it just isn't supported. Also 2008 R2 will have powershell.

That being said, installing in full mode, you can use powershell in a supported config and manage it using that. It is awesome.

Powershell (Which you can install on 2003 as well) + HP ILO and you should be set.

I would like to say stay away from Dell's DRAC if possible. I've worked with DRAC III, IV, and V and they all *suck* compared to ILO 1/RILOE/RILOE II/ILO2

more than 5 years ago
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Ballmer Admits Google Apps Are Biting Into MS Office

gallwapa Re:Well, here we go (293 comments)

Most people's software is downloaded?

Not to quote Sarah Palin, but "Joe Sixpack" and Grandma have a lot of legit software. I think it is a stretch to say most software is pirated. Do you know how many people are STILL buying WinZip? Or those little "Reg cleaners"? Games?

C'mon...

about 6 years ago

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Novell's Markus Rex on loan to Linux Foundation

gallwapa gallwapa writes  |  more than 7 years ago

gallwapa writes "The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, has announced that Markus Rex, a long-time Linux executive at SUSE Linux AG and Novell, will serve as chief technology officer at the Foundation. Rex, who will be on loan to the Linux Foundation from Novell, has been a leading proponent of Linux standardization throughout his career and brings strong Linux technical leadership to the role. As the Linux Foundation's CTO, Rex will help drive new standardization and technical initiatives around Linux and promote Linux adoption more broadly. Get all the details here."
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gallwapa gallwapa writes  |  more than 7 years ago

gallwapa (909389) writes "Our IS department for a school district in Washington State is implementing two new applications that will act as a front end for our student information system. They expect about 2000 simultaneous users on either application. The folks at Pentamation, the makers of "Student Plus", seem to think that for every 500 users you need "one server" for the application and a "powerful SQL box". My question is how do we decipher this and just "how much" can an IIS webserver handle and how does it scale? Does a "server" mean a single processor HP DL360 with 1GB of RAM or does it mean something a lot more? How do other readers of slashdot deal with such ambiguous "requirements"? Thanks."

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