March 2014

Why Linux admins prefer the command line over a GUI?

Because it's much easier to cut and paste from a browser!
That's a joke, of course, but sometimes not far from truth. Especially, I found surprising how many Linux site offer only some "I did this way" explanations, usually followed by a long list of commands, without any explanation. I've seen people copying them with very little changes if nothing at all - usually configuring their systems the wrong way.
CLI and configurations are good when you know what you're doing - not as copy&paste containers...

No, I do not want your damned applications in my <appdata> folders!

There is lately a trend, pionereed by applications like Skype and now commonly used by Chrome, that totally ignores Windows guidelines, rules and best practices, installing executables in folders like <appdata> instead of <program files>. The reason is simple: now Windows enforces proper security rights, and thereby unprivileged users are not able to write into folders designed to host executables.

Are you a Delphi developer, or a Windows developer?

This is not a rethorical question. And not because now Delphi targets OSX, iOS or Android, and it applies to those writing Delphi applications that runs on Windows only. There's a real difference, and it's important to understand it especially now the usual lame BorInCodeDero marketing is trying to use the end of Windows XP support to sell Delphi upgrades. But is Delphi today a real Windows development tool? My answer is no.