Murphy's Law: A Tale of Open Source Cities (No Sims Included)

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Russtynailz

On one hand I do agree with the switching to open source where ever we can from a cost and function standpoint however being on the side of IT and the one who has to servicemachines frome several departments who may have dramaticlly different needs and software means that I have to know everything about everything to service each department instead of alot about most stuff and can make my way through the rest with common sence. I am sure and the city of vancouver moves ahead with this and more and more of the software is open I will become better in the world of open source but until then I will have to ware a hat to protect my hair from being pulled out.

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periodhyphenund...

HELLO!!!

CLUETIME!!!

Being forced to rewrite a firewall so that it is compatible with Windows 7 allows parties unknown to access everything on your computer without your firewall even notifying you!

AVG and other antivirus manufacturers have already rewritten their products so that many of the newer programs go to the internet through AVG!
This means that since late last year, your firewall gave you a single warning that AVG was connecting to the Internet, but does NOT warn you of all the other programs that now connect through AVG!

Encryption programs rewritten to work with Windows 7 now allow your encryption keys to be copied to the Internet without notifying you!

"SOME" Secure Encryption programs that WERE NOT rewritten for Windows 7 Install Correctly, Create an Encrypted Disk Correctly, Open the Encrypted Disk Correctly and then you get a bluescreen that says MICROSOFT IS COPYING THE CONTENTS OF RAM TO YOUR HARD DRIVE !
After reboot, you are no longer allowed to access your encrypted drive unless you first connect to the Internet to solve a problem that never existed!
Your encryption Key resides in RAM
The contents of RAM were copied to your Hard Drive
The contents of RAM and your encryption Key then require Internet access so that parties unknown now have your encryption key!

SECURITY IS THE NUMBER 1 REASON EVERYONE IS AVOIDING MICROSOFT LIKE THE PLAGUE!

How is it that the entire population of the World can see what the problem is except for the United States?

 French, Russian, Cuban, Chinese and all the other Governments of the World are simply doing what is necessary to prevent the Closed Source Monopolies from accessing their Classified Data!

Hundreds of Websites cover the security problems and spyware in Microsoft products yet Max PC readers keep repeating the same propaganda from Microsoft about their software being "easier to use" and "more secure"

You should change your name to Maximum Propaganda

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Vegan

Wow, someone is quite the conspiracy theorist. And right when we finally got rid of the one who sat behind me at work, always talking about how we're part-alien.

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TheMurph

Um...  did you post that to the correct article?

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periodhyphenund...

You Betcha

Just giving the NUMBER 1 honest reason everyone is switching to open source

Not the Number 1 Propaganda Reason! 

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TheMurph

"From Maxwell’s perspective, there is not much difference between open source and commercial software when it comes to integrity, with a range of good and bad in both categories."

"Basically, Park argues, software that has paid, dedicated experts ensuring its quality and security tends to be more secure than software that comes from a group or community of developers who may not necessarily make their living from it."

--http://blogs.the451group.com/opensource/2009/02/10/open-source-security-debated/

"Fifty-eight percent of the large companies surveyed said they had security concerns about open source, while the figure for small and midsized businesses was slightly higher, at about two-thirds."

--http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/166329/poll_companies_still_worried_about_opensource_security.html

 

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periodhyphenund...

 

Microsoft is nothing but Spyware

Open source is anything but spyware and even allows you to check the sourcecode if your still not sure!

Paid "Experts" Cannot Ever ensure Quality or security if they have no access to the sourcecode!

You never should have quit 3rd grade kid 

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TheMurph

You, sir, are trolling.

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periodhyphenund...

TROLL

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