Re: [vox] Servers vs Workstations /VNC (was Re: Good LUG HOW-TO by Rick
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Re: [vox] Servers vs Workstations /VNC (was Re: Good LUG HOW-TO by Rick Moen)
Quoting Steven Peck (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> I'm betting that you have a big monitor. :)
17". What I can carry without a hernia.
But I also tend to use virtual workspaces under WindowMaker, a blessedly
non-mouse-dependent window manager inspired by NeXTStep. Alt-1, Alt-2,
etc. will move me among workspaces, while Alt-Tab cycles among open X
clients within them.
And, unlike the case with KVMs, I can mark-and-paste among all of those,
regardless of which OS and which host machine the process is running on.
> Dual booting is a serious interuption in that if you are learning, the
> boot process gets in the way and as such, you tend to slowly drift into
> one environment (generally Windows).
Exactly. And newcomers almost always say they want it, thereby
shortchanging themselves up front.
> I prefer my data be centrally stored on systems that get backed up
> periodically and NOT messed with, as a result I tend to dedicate that
> system as a server.
This might be called the Pudd'nhead Wilson Strategy: "Put all your
eggs in one basket, and watch that basket."
Works for some.
> When I get the DSL setup right again, I will have a system or two on a
> DMZ that will also be 'servers'.
Ah, another firewall believer, I see. ;->
Cheers, A host is a host, from coast to coast.
Rick Moen And nobody talks to a host that's close,
email@example.com Unless the host that isn't close is busy, hung, or dead.
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