Frugal Friday: Conficker, SGI, TomTom, Tableau Software

Frugal Friday: Conficker, SGI, TomTom, Tableau Software

Summary: Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I start the new 1-Hour format of Frugal Friday with a half hour of news discussion (Conficker.C, Rackable purchase of Silicon Graphics, Microsoft vs.

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Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I start the new 1-Hour format of Frugal Friday with a half hour of news discussion (Conficker.C, Rackable purchase of Silicon Graphics, Microsoft vs. TomTom settlement) and a half hour of discussion with our special guest, Elissa Fink of Tableau Software, a company that specializes in affordable Data Visualization software which provided needed assistance to the District of Columbia's CapStat program, which was administrated by recently appointed Federal CIO Vivek Kundra when he was CIO of Washington, D.C.

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  • MS has serious problems.......

    MS Windows is an insecure platform period.

    Anyone who is staying with this money pit is
    going to be faced with more exploits and
    uneducated decisions because they are afraid
    of 'IT Change' in IT things change and the old
    guard is scare of Open_Source because a Linux
    distro does not require 'point & click' type
    of administration and a few Certified Red Hat
    guys can manage hundreds of Linux servers.

    That is why Linux distro Engineers/Admins get
    paid more because they do 2 times the amount
    of work on a grander scale than any 'Windows'
    admin can.


    Also the fact the only people who understand
    MS Code are virus writers and hackers period.

    It is a proven fact, MS has itself in a very,
    very poor position one that is not getting any
    better and it continues to deteriorate with
    more and more exploits and the inability to
    fix it.
    Christian_<><