GNU/Linux e BSD muito superiores ao m$-window$ – 10 razões

BSD and Linux are vastly superior to Windows | FreeBSD – the unknown Giant

Linux and BSD are vastly superior to Windows in every way. Don’t believe me? Read on, my friend. Read on and realize the folly of your MS ways.

The top ten list:

#10 – Total cost of ownership ranges very low to nothing for Linux.
#9 – Linux and BSD distributions give you more complete, usable operating environments out of the box.
#8 – Viruses and Spyware are basically nonexistant for Linux and BSD.
#7 – Linux and BSD systems are more stable than Windows.
#6 – Linux and BSD supports more hardware out-of-the-box.
#5 – It’s easy and fun to develop high-quality software for Linux and BSD.
#4 – Linux and BSD distributions are more configurable and modular.
#3 – Linux and BSD perform better on any given platform.
#2 – Linux and BSD don’t limit your platform choices.
#1 – Linux and BSD give you complete freedom to do what you want with your system.


oops já fiz asneira da grossa – Engineer accidentally deletes cloud

Engineer accidentally deletes cloud | The Register

As Lucas explained in an email to customers – posted to the Web by CNet – the outage occurred when an XCalibre engineer accidentally deleted one of FlexiScale’s main storage volumes. “The problem was caused by human error,” Lucas told us. “We’ve been having some capacity issues – FlexiScale has been growing at about 30 per cent a month in terms of usage. We’ve been adding capacity and adding capacity and we were in the process of adding even more, when one of the engineers who was tidying things up on the disk architecture made a mistake.”

m$-IE8 ou porque nunca se pode confiar nesta empresa (micro$oft)

Segundo o site theregister, a micro$oft para não variar, quebra mais uma das suas pseudo-promessas de interoperabilidade e padrões com o seu novo m$-IE8.

Microsoft breaks IE8 interoperability promise | The Register

Comment In March, Microsoft announced that their upcoming Internet Explorer 8 would: “use its most standards compliant mode, IE8 Standards, as the default.”

Microsoft breaks IE8 interoperability promise | The Register

This week, the promise was broken. It lasted less than six months. Now that Internet Explorer IE8 beta 2 is released, we know that many, if not most, pages viewed in IE8 will not be shown in standards mode by default. The dirty secret is buried deep down in the «Compatibility view» configuration panel, where the «Display intranet sites in Compatibility View» box is checked by default. Thus, by default, intranet pages are not viewed in standards mode.

Cisco compra PostPath – um substituto baseado em GNU/Linux para o m$-exchange

Ainda ontem tinha colocado aqui a notícia sobre a possibilidade de substituição desse produto da m$ e hoje leio do mesmo autor, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, no site, que a Cisco comprou o PostPath, um substituto do produto da m$, mas baseado em GNU/Linux. :: Cisco buys PostPath, targets Microsoft Exchange

PostPath is best known as a drop-in replacement for Microsoft Exchange. Unlike other would-be Exchange competitors Scalix and Lotus Domino/Notes, which use a Outlook-compatible Mail Application Programming Interface (MAPI) on the client PC, PostPath actually reverse-engineered Microsoft’s MAPI and Active Directory (AD) protocols. This means that, from the network and Windows PC’s viewpoint, PostPath actually appears to be an Exchange server.

While PostPath is the only Exchange challenger that has used reverse-engineering to challenge Microsoft, its approach may be adopted by other open source companies. When the European Commission forced Microsoft to open up the Common Internet File System (CIFS) and AD protocols, it also forced the company to open up the MAPI protocols.

Linux Exchange Server

The PostPath Server provides that Linux Exchange Server solution. Fully compatible with both Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook, the PostPath Server is a drop-in Exchange replacement. To both Microsoft Exchange servers and Outlook clients, the PostPath Server appears to be another Exchange server.