Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 6th Nov 2005 11:50 UTC
General Unix UNIX was a terrific workhorse for its time, but eventually the old nag needs to be put out to pasture. David Chisnall argues that it's time to retire UNIX in favor of modern systems with a lot more horsepower. "UNIX has a lot of strengths, but like any other design it's starting to show its age. Some of the points listed in this article apply less to some UNIX-like systems, some apply more."
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manjabes
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2005-08-27

4. ... was x11 ever designed to be used outside of a lan enviroment? oh, and with the increase in bandwith on both wired and wireless external connections, where realy is the problem?...

You got it a bit wrong. I agree, that the technical resources we have access to are constantly expanding but even though I may have 1G of RAM, a dual-core 3GHz CPU and a 10M link to the internet, that does NOT mean that every little bastard of a program should feel free to use up most of my RAM, CPU time or network link just because the author didn't want to optimize its work process, didn't know how to or just plainly thought that "why should I give a rats *** when everybody has 1G of RAM anyways". Not to mention the people who do not have access to such resources. It just doesn't cut it.

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hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

ok, so it was untoughtfull of me, but i have a bad habbit of replying like with like at times (makes me one nice target for flamers and trolls).

thing is tho that its being worked on, and the problem wasnt realy an issue over the lan networks of old. its only realy if you try to stream X over say a modem connection that you run into problems these days.

still, i would like to find a link to the XN system. from what i understand it takes care of most of the problems with X over low bandwith connections while still being compatible.

oh, and lets not forget VNC ;)

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Who needs 1GB of RAM for X? I've successfully run it on as little as 16 and still run applications on top... I suspect you need to learn how to interpret X reported memory consumption..

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