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Microsoft tries to recruit Eric S. Raymond  View Printable Version 
Friday, September 09 2005 @ 08:36 am CST
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HumourEric S. Raymond receives a recruiting letter from a Microsoft recruiter and replies in an 'eloquent' fashion.

Maybe this is the 'secret sauce' that Microsoft uses for recruiting...

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Ballmer Says Longhorn Will Support Linux  View Printable Version 
Thursday, April 21 2005 @ 05:33 pm CST
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HumourThe virtualization product can be used to consolidate several servers running different operating systems on a single piece of hardware. In a demo, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer showed how Microsoft Operations Manager is now able to manage Sun servers running Solaris. Ballmer pulled out the fans from the system, and the software warned about the overheating and allowed the administrator to move the workload to another unit.

Latest News about Microsoft will make it easier for businesses to use its management tools for a wide variety of hardware, up to and including Linux systems, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer told delegates at the company's Management Summit in Las Vegas.

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Mad Penguin's rm -rf February 2005  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 15 2005 @ 04:57 pm CST
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HumourFrom Mad Penguin:

Ladies and gentlemen! Start your engines! Mad Penguin is proud to present to you the first annual rm -rf February contest. We're also proud to say that this contest is like none other you've entered before. We're not going to give you a cookie for running the fastest, being the best crayon artist on the block, or building the tallest castle with your Lego collection... we're going to reward you for blowing up your computer (not literally! Put down the TNT!). Rule #1 is to never take the staff of Mad Penguin too seriously. If you can't get rule #1 down cold, then close your browser now and go outside and play.

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Windows security is a 'myth', claims Linux Community Member  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 31 2005 @ 08:46 pm CST
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HumourFrom LXer:

Paul Ferris, an IT professional with over a decade of experience using both Windows and Linux platforms said that the myths surrounding the proprietary operating system are rapidly being exploded, and that customers are leaving the Windows platform for free and other proprietary platforms in droves due to it's overly complex nature and lack of mission-critical security.

"The biggest challenge we need to face centers on the myth and reality. There are lots of myths out there as to what Windows can do. One myth we hear all the time from Microsoft executives and public relations shills is that Windows is more secure than Linux. Another is that there are no viruses for Windows," snorted Ferris. "But that one is easy to disprove." he continued. "Simply hook a Windows box to a broadband Internet connection without a firewall for less than an hour, and odds are, it'll become infected within minutes..

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