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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
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(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
It may be that fixing the protocol within the X community wasn't possible.
After all it wasn't the only thing needing fixing, and xorg was forked to
make the necessary reworking possible.
Nx is very quick and responsive. It did a very nice job with resolutions
making my netbook work very well over a slow link to my desktop machine.
I wonder if google is going to offer a virtual desktop service for their
netbook OS? I was poking around setting such a thing up for myself but ran
into the not finished parts of the free nx server.
What's the point?
Posted Jul 25, 2009 5:03 UTC (Sat) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
I mean: what can they offer to Chrome OS users? Typical Linux desktop?
2007 showed that users are not interested in that. It looks like
typical internal projects: engineers are familiar with Linux and I guess use
Linux in Google a lot, so it makes sanse to offer them virtualized Linux with
Neatx. As for Chrome OS... this is OS for "mere mortals", right? They have no
use for that stuff - uless it's Windows-based virtual computer. And
the last thing Google wants is to promore Windows further.
This being said I'm pretty sure someone will provide such service.
But for that they'll need some free client ported to NaCl and right now Neatx
only works with proprietary client... oops?
Posted Jul 25, 2009 8:15 UTC (Sat) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Why will you need manual intervention?
Posted Jul 25, 2009 9:00 UTC (Sat) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
Manual intervention does not look like a Google thing, but for a
price -- who knows.
Hmm... Why do you need the NX for that?
You can throw away the whole thing and your data will still be available in
the cloud. All data on the netbook itself are just a cache for the data in
the cloud. Sure if your last two weeks spent in the wilderness are
extemely valuable - you'll be able to find someone who'll replain
the Chrome OS for a price, but for most users... just click "reinstall"
button - local data will be wiped and clean, updated version of OS will be
available in a few minutes...
And if your OS is broken beyond the ability to synchronize... the chances
are high it's broken beyond the ability to work with NX too...
Posted Jul 26, 2009 14:57 UTC (Sun) by dkite (guest, #4577)
I've used the spreadsheet a bit. I have a couple that are very simple and
work fine, and one that is multipage and a bit complex. It doesn't.
They were trying to use existing installed base browsers to expand their
application suite. The server based idea works well for some things, but
the browser is a poor ui for complicated apps.
What if you opened google chrome and got a remote X spreadsheet running
Posted Jul 27, 2009 18:42 UTC (Mon) by jzbiciak (✭ supporter ✭, #5246)
I suspect offering GNOME or KDE aren't the targets. Offering something built around some of the same core infrastructure (X, Linux) that GNOME and KDE built on seems entirely reasonable and likely.
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