Code names.. something stinks

I blogged last year on ZENworks project code names.

We recently almost announced a project codenamed “Brown Trout”.

Innocent sounding to the US reader; I’ll let the rest of the English speaking world share what the context is.

Hint: It’s brown, streamlined and lives in water. But it’s not a fish.

Linux will not displace Windows – proof

Haha. This was forwarded to me and made me smile.

Why Linux will not displace Windows

Here’s the incredible response:

You are kidding arent you ?
 
Are you saying that this linux can run on a computer without windows underneath it, at all ? As in, without a boot disk, without any drivers, and without any services ?
That sounds preposterous to me.
If it were true (and I doubt it), then companies would be selling computers without a windows. This clearly is not happening, so there must be some error in your calculations. I hope you realise that windows is more than just Office ? Its a whole system that runs the computer from start to finish, and that is a very difficult thing to acheive. A lot of people dont realise this.
Microsoft just spent $9 billion and many years to create Vista, so it does not sound reasonable that some new alternative could just snap into existence overnight like that. It would take billions of dollars and a massive effort to achieve. IBM tried, and spent a huge amount of money developing OS/2 but could never keep up with Windows. Apple tried to create their own system for years, but finally gave up recently and moved to Intel and Microsoft.
Its just not possible that a freeware like the Linux could be extended to the point where it runs the entire computer fron start to finish, without using some of the more critical parts of windows. Not possible.
I think you need to re-examine your assumptions.
 
Posted by: jerryleecooper Posted on: 03/14/07

Nice architectural touches

Around and about England in the last few weeks:

Recycling bins in Stoke Newington

Recycling bins

Decoration on a fence, Stoke Newington

Decoration on a fence

Seen on a wall on Park St in Bristol

Park St, Bristol

Tut Tut Laurence!

Laurence purchased a nearly authentic (ahem) Tumi bag in China. Same market that we got the delightful Tag Heuer watches.

We were walking through Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris – and noticed this huge poster.

Ouch

Never ignore the cones in the construction zone.

Seen on State Street at about 10000 South in Sandy.

Guess someone has some explaining to do. That thing wasn’t coming out of the 3 foot deep pipe trench.

Logging defects

I’m a-logging bugs against code.

Reminds me of the Dilbert cartoon:

Usual disclaimers – (c) Scott Adams and all that

Mmm – delicious

All of the food so far in Beijing has been excellent.

Last night I headed out with Laurence and we ran into the Dong Hua Men Night Market – which is renowned in Beijing.

Dong Hua Men Night Market

There is a wide range of regional delicacies on sale – including lamb kebabs, pork and beef skewers and fruit.

Then there are the real specialties. In the interests of fairness – think how interesting pork scratchings and haggis are..

Starfish on a stick:

Starfish on a stick

And roasted and fried scorpions, silkworm grubs and crickets:

Mmmm  

Silkworm grubs. Crunchy on the outside, silky and velvety on the inside. That’s what my online gourmet reviewer said.

Silkworm grubs

Scorpions. Crunchy with a bite. I made that one up.

Scorpions 

Finally crickets. Fried and ready to go.

Crickets