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Gio giovanni
  • To rack or not to rack

    I need a little advice for a server purchase: I need to buy a server for my small business and I am not sure if I should go for a rack solution.

    Non rack solution: it is cheaper but we don't have much room and expanding the project will get messy very quickly.

    Rack solutuion: more expensive (enclosure, etc.), but it allows for better organization end more growth.

    One more question: I have never played with a headless server (except for the Home Server which I built myself), what is the simplest solution for managing the server (i.e.  Remote Management Card, rack monitor and keyboard, etc.)?

  • spring is coming...  :)

    Still snowing here! spring is far far away this year...

  • Rant against ​autostart/​ISV - request to Microsoft

    figuerres said:
    giovanni said:
    *snip*
    6k and they tell you to turn off uac?  that's where I would tell them the app does not meet company standards and return it.

    I know that may be hard to do with some special apps but that's one way to get them to take notice....

    do you have a support contract with them?  use it to log the problem as a product defect and tell them it's a priority.

    Yep, it is hard: there are only a handful of powerful 3D cad applications that are affordable (that is below 10k). We use SolidWorks because our suppliers work with it already and because it is the de-facto standard for this type of industry... Unfortunately most small businesses are run with no security in mind, so UAC is unknown to most users. I will raise my voice, but I doubt this will be addressed any time soon…

  • Rant against ​autostart/​ISV - request to Microsoft

    Raptor,

    I feel your pain: the other week we installed SolidWorks in our office (we are moving to 3D!) and the thing runs an updater at every log on (no way in the UI to turn it off) that requires admin privileges! Good design for €6000!

    You know what the reply was from customer support? "Turn off UAC." Thank you, UAC is telling me that you are writing poor software, please stop blaming others for your poor design.

  • Mimicking outside access to a network

    figuerres said:
    giovanni said:
    *snip*
    try doing a google for "upnp bad" and see what you get...

    the problem is that it lets a device / computer tell the router to open ports w/o the user knowing about it.

    imagine a trojan that not only owns your pc but also opens up your network to other malware ...  that idea has scared the heck out of a lot of folks....
    Yes, but at the same time it makes life a lot easier!!! That is why I also have an antivirus software.

  • Mimicking outside access to a network

    Kolin1 said:
    Kolin1 said:
    *snip*
    And where the hell did that come from??
    you tell me...

    SSH or proxy are of course a solution, but I was looking for something simpler...

    And why uPnP would be bad?

  • Mimicking outside access to a network

    This really proves how ignorant I am of networks: at my workplace I have a network with a couple of PCs, a network printer, a home server and a router (a crappy business livebox provided by Orange).

    I did set up the Home Server to be accessed over the internet and it seems to work fine (except that the Orange router is so bad it does not support uPnP and I had to configure ports manually).

    The problem is that I don’t know how to mimic the access to the home server from the internet without physically being outside of the network. This is annoying as sometimes I want to test settings and I have to go back home to do so. Is there a simple work around?

  • WinMob 6.5 demoed on YouTube

    Very nice, too bad there aren't many services to stream HD movies over the internet in the EU yet... Any idea when a Netflix-like service might be available to take advantage of these devices overseas?

  • WinMob 6.5 demoed on YouTube

    Seems pretty nice to me, what didn't you like?

  • Why is MS pushing IE8 RC1 in Windows Update?

    Zeus said:
    littleguru said:
    *snip*
    The oddest thing is that I had to restart my computer TWICE during setup ... It's a browser for crying out loud ...
    Just once in my case and that was at the end of the process