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Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus

miffo.swe Re:Its dead Jim! (149 comments)

Lol, no i did not forget Microsoft Kin. Actually an excellent example of how Microsoft manages to mismanage anything it touches into oblivion. Microsoft kin was not that bad, just sacrificed on the Microsoft inbreed management alter.

2 days ago
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Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus

miffo.swe Re:OCR (149 comments)

Same experiences here, the error rate is far to high to be used in an office setting where incorrect numbers can mean millions in losses. Even an incorrect wording can be lethal.

3 days ago
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Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus

miffo.swe Re:Elop (149 comments)

I am just as amazed as you are. That many of us at Slashdot could predict exactly how it would play out was a nice discovery. I also fail to grasp how it is possible to so blatantly dismantle and kill a competitor by a mole without so much as a single lawsuit. And considering this is not the first company Microsoft killed and maimed killing one as large and successful as Nokia without repercussions makes you think dirty money must have changed hands. Either the board was full of drunken Finns oblivious of what was happening or they got paid to shut up and kick the share holders in the groin.

3 days ago
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Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus

miffo.swe Its dead Jim! (149 comments)

Windows mobile phone forays are dead, done, finito, kaputt and out of steam.

Windows Phone 7 has been out for almost 4 years and still barely holds 3% market share. Thats pretty awful by any measure, especially since the platform before it had much larger market share. They lost customers with current platform without gaining any new ones.

Windows Mobile was out 7 years and failed, and before that Microsoft failed with Pocket PC.

I am amazed they still happily beat the dead horse instead of putting effort into supporting the winning platforms. Android will be succeeded by something in the long run and until then i fail to see the business perspective of dragging a dead horse round the racetrack with a lawn mower trying to catch up with a Jumbojet. Why not just book a seat in the Jumbojet instead?

Personally im sure Nadella would like nothing better than to put a fork in Windows Phone, but entrenched forces inside Microsoft makes this very hard. It has to fail on its own dying a long agonizing death instead.

3 days ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

miffo.swe The US must hate money. (749 comments)

This is the worst decision ever in a long time. Cloud services is taking off for real and are the next big boom in computing, and with this decision it becomes impossible to lawfully use American companies services in Europe and most of the rest of the world.

This is not just about American citizens but also any citizen abroad with an account at a US service provider. Anyone litigating in the US can get a warrant like this issued, from any country.

Talk about stabbing your own industry in the back. This is giving the protectionists a free reason to only keep services inside their borders all over the world, in local companies :D

about two weeks ago
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EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability

miffo.swe Next up, being an idiot. (625 comments)

If it where a medical condition i could understand it, but it is mostly a problem of having the wrong style of life. Making bad decisions and being a lazy bastard makes you fat. The next logical step is to label being a complete idiot a disability (not low iq, just making bad horribly wrong decisions like turning up at work naked or sexually assault the photo copier etc.)

about a month and a half ago
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Windows 8.1 Finally Passes Windows 8 In Market Share

miffo.swe Re:Dear Microsoft (187 comments)

The same thing that users complains about in Windows 8 is something that is complained about loudly in the Gnome camp. Personally i love LXDE with its simple start menu (Win2000 style) and have never ever felt that other ways of starting apps could make anything i did simpler or faster. Most of the time things just get in my way because the various menu systems utterly fail to predict what i want to do.

about 2 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Finally Passes Windows 8 In Market Share

miffo.swe Re:ME and Vista (187 comments)

I am a hardware guy that loves to tinker. Sadly i cannot excuse getting new stuff for my Linux box because it runs so smooth.

about 2 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Finally Passes Windows 8 In Market Share

miffo.swe Re:12.64 percent in only 17 months (187 comments)

People did upgrade, just not into the same form factor for their computer. They bought mobile phones and tablets instead of a Windows PC.

And if you look at what they use for their daily computing the mobile is center and the PC is for some tasks that sucks on a mobile phone. Mostly things that has not been successfully translated to the smaller screens or demands a real keyboard.

about 2 months ago
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Russians Suspected of Uroburos Spy Malware

miffo.swe Proof? (137 comments)

So any google translating script kiddie can make malware that puts the blame on Russia by just throwing random ruskie strings in and searching for alleged russian virii?

Who came up with this scheme, the same person that talked about WMD in Iraq?

about 5 months ago
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Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You

miffo.swe You broke my BS meter! (361 comments)

Net neutrality is important, both to keep the big players from keeping small players out of the game but also to keep people informed that this is something they should really worry about.

If the internet providers are unhappy with providing roads to the internet perhaps they should divest into content. But i have no inclination to pay twice.

about 5 months ago
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HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

miffo.swe Goodbuy HP! (385 comments)

I used to buy HP servers all the time but this move will not land them any deal whatsoever in the future. I rarely use their downloads except for an occasional d/l of a bios/firmware update, and 100% of the time because of some bug that made something not work.

I am annoyed as hell with their premium charging for disks, especially SSD disks that they markup really big. 600$ for an 100GB SSD SATA MLC disk?

Wringing money out of your customers at the same time as cloud computing is taking off is not a smart move. A desperate attempt at getting the last money out of your market before it collapses perhaps, but not smart.

about 6 months ago
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Are New Technologies Undermining the Laws of War?

miffo.swe The US is undermining the Laws of war. (317 comments)

The technology is not undermining the established laws but the US use of the tech sure does. Using depleted uranium, murdering civilians based on shoddy intelligence, torturing people with new methods, social media puppetry, wholesale wiretapping etc is just things that have been avoided before but has been reintroduced when they could do it in new ways.

The technology is not the problem at all, its the people using it.

about 7 months ago
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Apple Updates MacBooks and Mac Pro Desktop With Haswell, "Unified Thermal Core"

miffo.swe Not my beer! (464 comments)

Great, now apple will sue every brewery for their innovative design of the beer can. Guess beer will have to come in milk cartoons soon.

about a year ago
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Florida Activates System For Citizens To Call Each Other Terrorists

miffo.swe Re:Well color me not surprised. (501 comments)

"The Stasi was primarily an organ of political control"

Do you think for one second that Stasi did not use the exact same rhetoric as NSA, Homeland Security etc? What they did and what people in east germany thought they did are not at all the same.

about a year ago
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Smartphone Screen Real Estate: How Big Is Big Enough?

miffo.swe My Samsung Galaxy Note II has the size i want. (320 comments)

While 5.5" may sound way to big it really is a pretty good size for what i use it for. No problems holding it on call and at the same time enough screen to be able to do anything on the web with ease and watch movies etc comfortably. Imho its just a matter of taste really and what you use your mobile for. If all you do is making calls then a large screen will of course suck.

Personally im still waiting for the mobile that can replace my desktop. I suppose any phone with an intact Linux distribution in it would fit the bill rather nicely.

about a year and a half ago

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How many admins per user/computer have you seen?

miffo.swe miffo.swe writes  |  more than 4 years ago

miffo.swe writes "Im trying to find the normal rate of technicians/support tech per user or computer in your average it-shop. When searching around i cant find that many examples or any statistics.

We manage around 900 computers (mostly Windows XP) and 25+ servers (mostly Linux). Around 2600 users of varying knowledge, mostly pretty low. I cant find any statistics on this so real world examples are very welcome since we do this on one sysadmin (me) and 2 sneaker techs. Are we seriously understaffed or is this normal?"

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First day at work, ohh glorious day!

miffo.swe miffo.swe writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Hi again!

I had a wonderful first day at work! The very first thing i did was installing k12ltsp, a terminal server for linux aimed at schools. I was utterly amazed by how incredibly easy it was to install the redhat based dist. Only a couple of minor tweaks was nessecary to make things work. The only trapdoor was when i installed ncpfs to get user info and home dir from NDS in Netware. Since our users lies in containers their names becomes name.container like for example user.bleh. The problem was that the newer useradd wich ncpfs use doesnt accept usernames with . in them. I dont know if that is how it should be or not but after i had donwgraded to a shadow-utils package from RedHat 8 things works like a charm.

Good i love my job!

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Beginning a new employment.

miffo.swe miffo.swe writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Today ill be beginning my new employment as an admin at a local school district. I am very pleased that they run linux with novell and not just MS crapola stuff. I see this as a great opportunity to use linux to save money and hopefully make the system much better. First thought is tossing MS Office and upgrade to Star-office instead of to MS Office XP. That should save a bundle even with additional training. After the apps is converted to cross-platforms its much easier to convert to linux.

Since i have been using linux since 96 at home i have been keen to work with it professionally too. Time to catch a coffee and some breakfast!

See ya!

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