On July 31st, 2012 the Java debacle struck me, so this is old news to some. The Java Runtime environment was assembled to run similarly to visual basic only in its portable simplicity; write once and package the appropriate runtime engine for the associated operating system. -> Pretty simple and effective method to gain programmer momentum. The programmer is still bound to an English written/language and as such, is difficult to master more than one. Once seasoned, a single-threaded programmer could write complex code that just worked and cleaned up after itself. After several revisions of Java, they have apparently the “worst” or #1 infection vector on PC’s and Macs. So the situation deteriorates with “Sandbox breaches” where Java jumps into the operating system of the hosting virtual machine and contaminates all of the other critical sessions on the host hardware. This situation is very bad. As a purveyor of virtual machines very early on in my career, I continue to encounter more uses for virtual machines (which were the first real implementation of “Cloud” computing). Multiple hosted locations are now standard features of hosted business websites, mirror/load balance/virtualization all providing a seamless, consistent user experience across the globe. If your website isn’t ready for multiple locations, that may be good if you are a hosted user as the providers are beefing up their offering for a competitive shopping market.
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I just found Lastpass.com -> has a plugin for IE and Chrome Firefox to capture your password and securely transmit them for safe keeping at their site. I need this on my machines as I frequently uswe several machines and concentrate on one or two for days at a time. I will keep you posted as to my progress if bad, otherwise, I’ll be there.
HINT: strongest passwords are ones with combinations of numbers and letters and special charactersl. I like to think of mine as a combination lock with text. I don’t receive anything from anyone that I sponsor or recommend, so if its free, you didn’t pay anything for it.
Since I have been playing with RC2 on my Acer W500 I Love it. It will byte with a non-touch interface. Might have to come up with at portable tablet screen….
Microsoft last week for the first time revealed specifics about Windows 8 versions and features, confirming that the operating system will come in three, traditional desktop editions and a version built specifically for tablets that run chips based on ARM’s reference design.
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise will run on traditional desktops and laptops, as well as ultrabooks. Windows 8 RT will run on tablets that use ARM-based chips manufactured by Qualcomm, Motorola, and Nvidia. Windows 8 RT will only be available as a preinstalled OS on tablets and other mobile devices. Those tablets will also come with a touch-optimized version of Office 15 preinstalled.
The Windows 8 lineup represents a streamlining of sorts by Microsoft. By comparison, Windows 7 was available in six editions, including Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise. Microsoft did not release pricing details of the various Windows 8 versions.
Windows 8 marks Microsoft’s most significant redesign of its franchise OS since Windows 95. The new OS gives users the option of ditching the familiar Windows Explorer interface in favor of the touch-based Metro UI, which first appeared on Windows Phone.