I feel they simply realized that in the server space, they(became|are becoming) irrelevant and are doing damage control. Nadella's reaction is to stem the flow away from windows server, I think?
@qkerby Similarly, I was an Atari guy at home and Apple for work. All of the twiddling to get DOS and/or windows working was a real head scratcher for me. I couldn't get why anyone would tolerate it. But eventually the market dictates where you have to go.
@purism I was the proud owner of a Blackphone2 until just a few days ago (which Slient Circle stopped supporting years ago). The touchscreen stopped responding, but the phone still boots fine. I have a Librem 5 on the way, but now I have to bridge the gap for a few months. Any suggestions?
I personally think MS are doing good work now and have become good open source citizens. Only time will tell if it will last - I think it will though. Mainly because Azure is a big earner and Linux is huge in the server space. So if they want Azure to stay valid, they need to be good OS citizens.
@purism 2019: Set up several machines for hosting my services by myself 2020: Being able to finally delete my G$$gle account when my librem5 arrives :) .
Fun fact: you can't name any file anywhere in windows 10 "aux.txt" or "aux" anything with any extension, because it was a reserved name in CP/M before dos was a thing.
If you commit "aux.txt" to a git repo, you break it for windows users. If you distribute "aux.txt" in a zip file, windows computers cannot extract it without error.
As many of you, I sit for a living. I am 6'1" (1.86 meters), but I am very top heavy. I have the legs of someone who is 5'9" and the torso of someone who is 6'5". Normal chairs hurt my lower back and my upper back remains unsupported. Does anyone have my similar proportions who has found a chair they love?
Mark the date - Tuesday, July 23, 2019 I deleted my Google account after 15 years! I was one of the original beta testers, signed up in fall 2004 and switched my family to Google Apps/G Suite in 2010.
Still trying to get my family off Google. Working on moving their calendars to NextCloud right now. Wish me luck!
So I rolled the dice and purchased a Librem 5 a few months ago. Still waiting for it to ship, and I'm hoping it is any day now because my old BlackPhone 2 is really starting to limp along with poor battery life. Please hurry, @purism before I have to replace my battery!
I already know everything I need to know, so I keep learning.
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