The community discusses the death of outsourcing advocate Sunil Mehta, tools for getting the most from two PCs, outsourcing security, upgrading Windows, and getting around Windows activation.
Martin Conboy, FoobooOnLine.com: "India will miss one of its outsourcing champions. It is a tragedy when a man so young is taken from his family at the very point in his life when he had everything to live for."
Barb: "The 'win-win' concept of outsourcing sounds great, but how often was it implemented in practice? The gap between how we should be treating each other and how we do is often a deep canyon. I also grieve for the competent, high-performing American IT workers who made this country an international technology and innovation leader, long before outsourcing became a managerial fad, and who were then discarded like last week's trash."
Carl: "Even IBM, paragon of supporting stuff way longer than you'd expect, does eventually end support. And W2K is OLD. What would be nice is Microsoft making a current OS that's as simple and reliable as W2K. XP is almost there, but XP Pro is so expensive that IT depts have been reluctant to upgrade."
Jeffrey: "Forever? Wouldn't that require an infinite number of employees to cover an infinite number of OSs? Do we really have to support the spinster refusing to move from Windows 3.1 or a DOS box? How about users of the Commodore C-4 and 128? Microsoft did write that OS also."
Lee: "I would imagine that for most of us techies, this is just the natural evolution of the platform and fortunately, I transitioned out of 2000 a few years ago."
william moss: "Lack of support for W2K has no meaning for me except to prove that MS is a greedy monopoly; imagine if the car manufacturers changed their tire every 5 years and the old tires were no long available. Would you tolerate that kind of nonsense?"
Frank: "Craigslist looks at doing one thing and trying to do it as simply as possible, which in turn is what makes it so successful."
Matt:: "Anybody looking for a 'license to steal' at least with XP, would be using a pirated copy of XP and the most current WGA workaround, which is at least as easy as installing a legit copy of XP, to say nothing of also jumping through the hoops with Narrator. This 'information' seems of rather dubious use to pirates, so I don't feel there's any harm in publishing it."