On Sunday 12 February 2012 04:58:58 pm Timothy Pearson wrote:
> Just to jump in here, there is one use case for a lightweight DE that
> doesn't involve obsolete hardware: multiuser mainframe-type systems. When
> you have 50 users on one central server, each with a session that is being
> accessed via a remote desktop protocol such as VNC or even the X
> protocols, slight reductions in the overhead of each session make a big
> difference overall.
> Just something to think about in these odd times, when the personal
> computer is being "replaced" with a variant of the old central mainframe
Are you talking about cloud computing?
I've been wandering how that would actually work. I mean, if we all get rid of our boot devices and use "the cloud" to boot our computers and run our apps, how would we configure our computers to know what server(s) to boot from? How would TDE tie into that (as in, how will it work being loaded from "the cloud", and how would the TDE desktop environment change as a whole)? I know that's thinking way far in advance as far as TDE goes, but I'm just curious ;-)
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