Marshall Sutherland
  
Linux flagship Munich's U-turn: Install Windows 10 everywhere by end of 2020 | ZDNet

A meeting next week looks likely to spell the end of Munich's Linux desktop experiment and a return to Windows for the city's staff.
Marshall Sutherland
  
After a day's work yesterday (while being distracted by Trump news from across the room), I got my new email server online (the one I had already spent hours and hours preparing for this big switch-over). Another hour today got webmail and dkim working.

I am SO glad I didn't try this during the week.
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Marshall Sutherland
  
As a measure of how long I've been working towards this, I decided to do this before the annual maintenance subscription on my previous server came due. Last week, I got a notice that my renewal was overdue by 165 days.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Once we migrate my wife's mail over, I'll actually be able to shut down my Windows server when I'm not using it for the first time in 15 years. I guess I can also stop calling it a "server".

And, of course, "my windows server" has been a series of different computers over the years and there have been power outages and other short-term interruptions. But, you get the idea.
Marshall Sutherland
  
At some point, I bought a copy of Server 2003 at the employee discount price from someone I knew who worked for MS. I used that until I set up RedMatrix, which had some issues with 2003. When I built a new machine, I put Win7 on it, and have been running a pair of Win7 machines until a few months ago when I moved all my Windows apps to the "server" and installed Linux Mint on the other. Since then, I've been slowly migrating the server stuff over.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Dirty COW explained: Get a moooo-ve on and patch Linux root hole

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Widespread flaw can be easily exploited to hijack PCs, servers, gizmos, phones