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Gio giovanni
  • Office for iPad

    , wkempf wrote

    To be fair, everything your giving kudos to Nadella for was actually already in the works under that evil "Ballmer" that made all of the past decisions you've been critical of. We've yet to really see what Microsoft under Nadella will be like. :)


    I Like Nadella a lot and it seems the press does too, but do people realize this was all prepared by Ballmer?

  • InfoPath is no more :-)

    @Proton2: :P

  • InfoPath is no more :-)

    I think I might like where this is going:


    Maybe there will be more information in C9?

  • Take a look at what you can make with Word

    @JoshRoss: Some of the drawing tools in Word are impressive (particularly picture effects, etc.), but frankly I wish the Word team focused more on making it a more robust editor for long and technical documents. Word should be a light and simplified version of FrameMaker more than a competitor of Illustrator.

    On the other hand, it would be wonderful if MS Word (and possibly PowerPoint, etc.) could import AI and PDF files and convert them to DrawingML. Or the Office team could make a drawing editor/importer program that works seamlessly with the other Office programs and keep the Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. simpler and lighter.

  • Building a home NAS

    @babelshift: any easy to make solution to have RAID work? I would like to have some redundancy.

  • Building a home NAS

    @Ion Todirel: The Fractal Design Node was my first choice too. Compact and yet can hold 6 drives. However, I have a preference for aluminum and I can't tell from the website how many parts are plastic. LianLi has some decent design as well and they are almost all aluminum.

    I still don't know what I will go with for the OS. FreeNAS is based on FreeBSD, which would be a plus. Windows Server is an expensive solution (well, MSDN might come to the rescue, but Microsoft definitely needs to offer a cheaper alternative for enthusiasts and hobbyists!). WHS would have been ideal, but it is no more and Windows Server Essentials by default will want to implement a domain, which is a NO for my home environment. I think I need to do some playing around.

  • Building a home NAS

    @blowdart: I see what you mean: I don't seem to find an entry level equivalent of an iDrac. It seems that the only options available that actually work are on high end servers. Too bad.

  • Building a home NAS

    @Bass: I am looking into it and certainly it would be a very small form factor (I even found some people able to do similar things with Arduino and Netduino). However, I am willing to sacrifice a bit of size factor and energy efficiency in the name of greater power (transfer rate and versatility).

    I found a couple of alternatives to FreeNAS, I guess the best thing is to try them in virtual machines.

    I still don't know if I should go headless or not as I have not found a good solution yet.

  • Building a home NAS

    @blowdart: why? What went wrong? I manage two servers in our small office with iDrac cards and I have not plugged in a monitor and keyboard in years.

    @Bass: I am afraid 1TB of storage costs more than 30 euro as I would like to have a local copy of the data. I am all for the cloud, but I like to have at least a copy of my backups locally.

    Plus I still need a case Smiley

  • Building a home NAS

    @Proton2: yes, but I would like to go headless from step 1... plus I don't want to hook in a monitor, mouse, and keyboard in case something goes wrong, I need to change the bios settings, or reinstall the OS.