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[#] Sat May 25 2013 16:01:26 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Washington state, not Washington DC. But yes, believe it or not there are pols who are trying to blame each other instead of Micro$oft.

[#] Mon Jun 03 2013 19:09:32 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I continue to be amazed at the unbelievably high levels of mega-suckage that is called Microsoft Exchange. This piece of garbage falls over if you breathe on it.

And yet they've managed to convince all of the people who buy their expensive training that you now need to deploy at least three Exchange servers if you want it to be reliable.

Dammit, we knew how to do better than that 30 years ago!!!

[#] Tue Jun 04 2013 14:36:30 EDT from DemonStalker @ Dog Pound BBS II

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And yet they've managed to convince all of the people who buy their
expensive training that you now need to deploy at least three Exchange

servers if you want it to be reliable.

Dammit, we knew how to do better than that 30 years ago!!!

Three... oh, yeah, the server, the backup server for when the server fails, and the redundant backup server for when the server and the backup server fail. But they forgot CLOUD STORAGE for when all three fail which, since it is Mickey$lop "code", is essentially inevitable.

"30 years ago"... not sure about that since it would mean 1983... and back that far even *nix was only flirting with TCP/IP (remember uucico??) and linux in any flavor did not yet exist. 1983. Yup. That was the year NetK2NE was founded. Amazing how quickly time doth fly...

[#] Tue Jun 04 2013 16:56:00 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Yes, there were reliable electronic messaging systems in 1983. Citadel was born in 1981, and even the original CP/M version running on dual 8" floppies was far more reliable than Exchange 2013.

But yes, the bog-standard MCSE brainwashing now dictates that you should do a "database availability group" (two or more mailbox servers mirroring each other) and one or more "client access servers"

And these are *big* servers. Any less than 16 GB RAM each and you're asking for trouble, and that's for a small installation.

You can take your tongue out of your cheek, by the way: Micro$oft does offer "Exchange in the cloud" to augment your on-premises Exchange environment.

[#] Tue Jun 04 2013 17:59:59 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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sounds like they meanwhile migrated most of the code to see-carpet? wasn't the microsoft interpreter intended to suck less then the sun interpreter? ;-)

 



[#] Tue Jun 04 2013 18:04:39 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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There's a bubble pop-up on the screen that says "Windows is not genuine."

Duh, I knew that. Microsoft ripped off every single aspect of the design from people who implemented it better.

[#] Tue Jun 04 2013 18:53:23 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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Heh. Friend of mine bought a new machine about a year ago. I told him that as soon as he got it home he should run a good antivirus routine on the machine.


His response - it is a new machine... etc etc.


I told him - it has a virus called WIN7 and the only way to eliminate it was linux... But he's an idiot, then and now... ;)

[#] Mon Jun 17 2013 18:16:43 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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Hehe, I installed a Windows Server and an Exchange Server ontop of it once... Has been the most stupidest installation massacre since trying to install Debian some years ago. Still hate both.

Currently I am searching for a free alternative to Exchange and it seems that all groupwares out there are from planet I-buttrape-the-GPL-and-offer-a-community-edition-out-of-sheer-genorosity. Also you have to be an ordained Wicca black magician trained in field quantum physics and able to assemble a Death Star from garage spare parts just to understand the preliminaries of their install instructions. And/or you need to pay for MAPI connectors.
I will see if citadel+funambol/bionicmessage get the job done first.



[#] Sat Jun 29 2013 11:02:41 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Yeah, those are the big differentiators for Citadel, the whole thing is one simple install, and the whole thing is GPL, not just the bits that were already open source to begin with.

"Brand Z" is notorious for that.

[#] Sat Jun 29 2013 11:05:28 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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So I've got a 'doze 7 vm on my laptop, built from the install disk that actually came with the machine so the Hitler of Redmond *was* paid for the license.
But the "genuine activation" prompts were coming up anyway. It's pretty pathetic that I had to install a workaround used by pirates (chew-wga) just to virtualize a paid copy.

Of course, when I see the message "Windows is not genuine" I'm all like, "of course Windows is not genuine, they stole every bit of the design from someone else"

[#] Mon Jul 08 2013 09:47:40 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I know this is going to be disappointing news for everyone...

Microsoft is finally shutting down MSN TV (formerly known as WebTV).

Remember those cheesy set top boxes with dial up modems in them, for grandma to read her email and pull up web pages on the TV?  Yeah, believe it or not, the service is still running.  They finally announced that they're shutting it off at the end of September.

Microsoft spent nearly half a billion dollars to buy WebTV.  Fat lot of good it did them.  :)



[#] Thu Jul 11 2013 15:38:06 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Heh, Bill Gates is Hitler.



[#] Thu Jul 11 2013 15:43:54 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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My dad had one of those things.. back when computers cost a fortune, it was a lot cheaper than buying a new one... 

We had a 286, and our ISP stopped supporting shell-only access. You had to access by PPP. 

He didn't want to buy a new computer, because he was already planning on coming to live in Israel at that point, but he couldn't be without email b/c it was basically his lifeline to the family (my mom was already living in Israel half the time, and he was still in the US).

I guess these days, you'd buy a netbook or a cheap tablet...

back then, it was pretty much the only thing that could get him email that didn't cost $1000+



[#] Thu Jul 11 2013 19:01:43 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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I know some people that had a webtv. My cousins purchased my aunt and uncle one.  One cousin I think is familiar with computers, the other cousin got her first computer and personal email address this year.  I don't think my aunt and uncle ever used the webtv.

The other person I know that got one... well I laughed when I heard about it, I hope it was a painful expensive mistake.



[#] Thu Jul 11 2013 20:10:20 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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And in other news ...

It seems that "Outlook.com" (last year they renamed Hotmail and skinned it to look like Outlook) has been down for most of the day. Some commenters were suggesting that perhaps M$ should spend less time integrating social media to mail accounts and more time on ensuring that basic functionality works.

Nothing like that classic M$ un-reliability. They're probably running it on Windows. :)

[#] Fri Jul 12 2013 03:18:00 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Thu Jul 11 2013 20:10:20 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

And in other news ...

It seems that "Outlook.com" (last year they renamed Hotmail and skinned it to look like Outlook) has been down for most of the day. Some commenters were suggesting that perhaps M$ should spend less time integrating social media to mail accounts and more time on ensuring that basic functionality works.

Nothing like that classic M$ un-reliability. They're probably running it on Windows. :)

maybe their NSA plugin got busted?

 



[#] Fri Jul 12 2013 05:45:14 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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RE: WebTV - In some cases, it actually made sense.

If you only wanted to be able to email and read the news or whatever, it was the cheapest solution at the time.

 



[#] Sat Jul 13 2013 01:21:11 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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My father-in-law does not use a computer yet.  He can get results.  All he has to do is say, "can you poke this up on that thing" and most people will do it for him.  It is surprising, but complete strangers will do it.  I find him to be the antithesis of both Bill Gates and Hitler.



[#] Sat Jul 13 2013 21:40:21 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Peek and Poke, ahhhh Beagle Brothers and apple // software.

[#] Mon Jul 15 2013 13:44:36 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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What about Commodore Pet?

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