Attribution snipped deliberately, as I am responding to a general theme
rather than a specific person.
Solaris Machine Shut Down After 3737 Days of Uptimehttp://hardware.slashdot.org/story/13/03/14/2029205/solaris-machine-shut-down-after-3737-days-of-uptime
Show me a Windoze box that can do this and I might buy it...lol
I think that ragging on Windows by our community is counterproductive.
It makes us look like reactionaries and worse, out of touch with the
real world. A world dominated by Windows desktops. Whose end users
have a set of opinions shaped by the Windows experience. Users who can
install a USB attached scanner without having to wait for a work order.
Users who can email spreadsheets to each other without needing a
programmer to set up the import process. Users who interact with each
other via email, social media and Skype. The last time I checked, we're
looking pretty lame here in midrange land compared to a US $500 laptop
fresh out of the box when looking at things actual people actually do
We need to learn that Windows is part of a healthy, balanced computing
diet. We need to embrace Windows applications and capabilities as part
of the process of solving business problems faced by our end user
community. Because we aren't here to act as a captive audience for IBM
hardware and software. We are here to help our end users be better,
faster and stronger than the competition. If we fail at this task, so
will our company.
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