Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:54 UTC
Linux Well, it's been a while since we've opened this particular jar (box is not historically accurate) owned by Pandora. Desktop Linux... Yes, that ever elusive readiness of the desktop that is Linux-powered. Some story on ComputerWorld argues that the desktop Linux dream is dead, and apparently, the story is causing some stir on the web. Well, paint me pink and call me a lightbulb, but of course desktop Linux is dead. However - who gives a flying monkey? Linux is being used by more people than ever!
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viton
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2005-08-09

Lot of laptops are coming with Splashtop. A fast start Linux. Meego will provide software to Splashtop
I recently bough HP Mini 210 netbook (1.83Mhz Atom470 with 2GB ram).
It has splashtop.
But it is almost non usable. Browser occasionally hangs for a few seconds. I just type url and it appearing only after annoying delay. It has a problems with national text encoding. So I just disabled it.
BTW W7 runs fine on it.

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oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

Lot of laptops are coming with Splashtop. A fast start Linux. Meego will provide software to Splashtop
I recently bough HP Mini 210 netbook (1.83Mhz Atom470 with 2GB ram).
It has splashtop.
But it is almost non usable. Browser occasionally hangs for a few seconds. I just type url and it appearing only after annoying delay. It has a problems with national text encoding. So I just disabled it.
BTW W7 runs fine on it.


Yes know issue. The combination gets on top of the problem. Meego addition gives Splashtop the means to swap out a defective browser also broader testing of applications. Splashtop currently has to provide and test all the provided applications.

Splashtop without Meego is nothing compared to Splashtop with Meego.

Ie the "Meego will provide software to Splashtop" is kinda critical. Look at the meego you have what if you could just pull out the bad software and put in stuff that works. Yes Splashtop technically could fire up virtual machine and run windows as well. A virtual machine provided from Meego App Stores.

I did not mention that the complete start up process for most distributions completely replaced by the end of 2011 if not sooner at current development rates.

systemd is quite a major change. Linux is starting to say good by to its Unix history. Yes should this happened sooner. Even the historic hang over of X11 server from the Unix days could be by by as well from the Linux desktop world by the end of 2011.

The cards are just starting to be played on the Linux side.

Some are even talking about Linux Desktops not having a text mode at all. Graphical as soon as the boot loader ends. This is not a Unix idea.

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