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JamieCrawshaw_Linkeduik2gv

Member since: May 2012

Areas of Interest: Cloud Computing, Mobile & Wireless, Virtualization, VDI, DaaS, Cloud Desktops

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  • The recent release of Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support/LTS (Trusty Tahr) proves to us once again that it doesn't matter if you're Oracle, Microsoft, or Canonical: Bringing a fleet of products into new release revision synch is tough.

    5 weeks 4 days ago

  • HP's new Proliant challenges big iron from IBM and Oracle with 60-core, 4U, high-performance hardware.

    7 weeks 4 days ago

  • We tested the Lenovo RD440 as a base-unit, 2U server. We found it pretty generic on the surface, but options, including software pre-loads, increase its potential utility for volume users and especially smaller operations.

    12 weeks 3 days ago

  • When it comes to data center servers, the goal is to pack the most power into the smallest, most efficient package. HP has leapfrogged past traditional blade servers with its new Moonshot line that delivers high density and low power in a space-saving "cartridge-based" chassis.

    27 weeks 4 days ago

  • VMware's latest salvo in its virtualization war with Microsoft is vSphere 5.5, which features a host of improvements, the most interesting being high availability, support for Big Data/Hadoop and improved storage and backup.

    37 weeks 4 days ago

  • Long list of updates answer criticisms and throw punches at virtualization, cloud foes.

    39 weeks 3 days ago

  • Halo focuses on configuration and compliance; Anturis homes in on uptime.

    45 weeks 4 days ago

  • Eurocom rocked us with the most powerful per-pound choice in a notebook that we've seen to date. The Panther 5SE came with 4TB of storage, 64GB of DIMM3 memory and eight Xeon cores. You won't find the Panther at the big-box retailers – the version we tested runs $7,500. But we rate this device highly for its extreme flexibility and muscularity.

    51 weeks 4 days ago

  • The crafters of the LinuxMint distro are in a ticklish position. Mint is based on Ubuntu, which in turn, is based on Debian, which in turn, has the moveable feast of the Linux kernel as its underpinning. All three have changed underneath LinuxMint, but LinuxMint 15 pulls off a new cut without missing a step (save a missing KDE version).

    1 year 2 weeks ago

  • TwinStrata's CloudArray is a brokerage platform between enterprise networks and cloud storage services providers, and we found in testing that it's pretty clever.

    1 year 4 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    You're right. It is. That's why I'm looking forward to other schemes.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 19 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    Not a good idea. I don't trust governments very much.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 19 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    This would be about Divorcing Google. See divorcing other products for information about that. This isn't about posting. This is about your innate privacy. Read the Terms of Service. Many have not.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 19 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    Evidence would contradict what you claim.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 19 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    Because privacy has value.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 19 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

     I use Ghostery, too. But your simple page load will reveal who you are, often. Ghostery just blocks scripts and cookies. In real time, when you do a page "get" and click on URLs, there's "realtime" data that can be stored-- if on the site whose page you loaded. Not perfect, but Ghostery is really good.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

     Good recommendations on your links. This happens to Yahoo! users, too.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    I'm a researcher and tech analyst. If I were a bassoon player, I'd compose a bass line. Not contrived at all. It's called: communications to my colleagues.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    They may never cause you any ills at all. But computers remember forever. They track, they make correct and incorrect comparisons. Nothing might ever happen. But did any of these organizations ask you first? Oh, they did, and you said: sure, sell my info to whomever. Do you trust *them*?

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    You conflate commercial and government snooping. They're two separate, if equally onerous things.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    Yeah, been doing Unix and operating systems since early CP/M in 1977, and I'm a technophobe. You don't even know me, so how are you judging ME? I believe that privacy has worth, and that sharing information about me for money is rife for abuse. Hold onto your wallet when you walk down those dark streets-- you have no street-sense at all, IMHO.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    So tell me your real data, Mr Hilarius.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    I feel your pain. I don't run this site, or its CMS. I'm on record as not liking it at all.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    No, that's not true. There are a few that do collect data. I get to choose, and so do you. Don't you go diminishing "your privacy" by putting it in quotations. Not your right. You mistake yourself for being in a majority of your own mind. You wear clothes to work, right? Believe in privacy, humility, dignity? So get a grip and take the blinders off to what's being gathered about you. They have no right. You own you, and your self-worth depends on this concept. Without it, you're sleazing yourself. Yes, it's irritating. It's why I bring it up. I wasn't put on this earth to mollycoddle you. Instead, I write about the inequities I see. Not fear-mongering. Facts.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

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