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Comment: Re:well, this article's lost it (Score 1) 280

by canistel (#42661271) Attached to: Meet "Ophelia," Dell's Plan To Reinvent Itself
You're missing the point... "works better over dialup" means it works better over any faster connection too. It's not a meaningless title when it shows how fast the stuff works on a slow connection. Just because you may have fibre optic, I certainly don't. And RDP works better over my LAN as well. Get it now? It works better EVERYWHERE. I really love your third paragraph... yeah no shit, the cloud requires bandwidth and there are latency issues, so it actually in fact becomes very important to discuss these arguments; as in, solution X performs better than solution Y. Holy crap man did you even think about that for more than 2 seconds? Yippee for you, you are allowed to decide for yourself when you prefer local or remote; many of us don't have the luxury (think business). Attitudes like your are part of the problem... you just can't believe that a windows / msft solution would be better than the equivalent in linux, so you wave your hands in there, spout a lot of bs, and nothing gets fixed. I'd pay good money for a linux solution that works just as good as RDP.

Comment: Re:well, this article's lost it (Score 1) 280

by canistel (#42615749) Attached to: Meet "Ophelia," Dell's Plan To Reinvent Itself
No it doesn't, that's the problem. RDP is unbeatable, and you'd finally clue in if you actually tried it. I have, I've tried them all... X, ssh -X, freenx, vnc, and RDP; RDP takes the crown son, sorry... Perhaps we could finally get some real thin client solutions working on linux if linux users would admit that RDP absolutely smashes anything that linux has to offer in the "works over dialup" area.

Comment: Re:These CEOs need to learn about Agile... (Score 3, Interesting) 347

by canistel (#42525531) Attached to: Change the ThinkPad and It Will Die
What is it and North Americans claiming RIM is dead? What a bunch of blind people... RIM is only hurting in North America, in many other markets they are on the top or close enough. They still make money every quarter and are a in transition phase. Nobody is claiming RIM doesn't have an issue or two to work out, but to close your eyes to the rest of the world and blabber like you have any clue what is going on just shows how little you know...

Comment: Re:anti aliasing? (Score 1) 259

by canistel (#42368689) Attached to: After 12 years of Development, E17 Is Out
Hinting is totally separate from aliasing. I run kde / gnome / xfce with anti-aliasing off, but full hinting. Last time I checked (within past 6 months) there was no option to turn off the eye-seering anti-aliasing. The fact that the head developer doesn't see the need to provide this feature (because they do it right!) tells me everything I need to know about the state of this project.

Comment: Re:Bias is sad (Score 1) 1226

by canistel (#40144033) Attached to: Debate Over Evolution Will Soon Be History, Says Leakey
That is the first the sane comment I've read on this topic in a very long time... And I happen to agree 100%. If you think about it, logic dictates that there must be a creator / supreme being. 0 + 0 = 0. Permanently. This does not change over billions of years. So if you originally have nothing, how do you get to the initial "something" / material / energy etc for the whole big bang? The answer is that you can't, and this is a mathematical fact.

Comment: Re:Slow news day? (Score 1) 311

by canistel (#39203299) Attached to: Torvalds Calls OpenSUSE Security 'Too Intrusive'
It's not about "wasting time writing a rant", it's about encouraging discussion, getting the problem recognized by a bunch of different people, and fixing problems across a bunch of distros, one of which is opensuse. And yes, not all programmers are equal; his time is more valuable than many other's, maybe even yours; get over it.

Comment: Re:Neat (Score 3, Insightful) 120

by canistel (#39199589) Attached to: MINIX 3.2 Released With Some Major Changes

Wayland won't feature remote windowing. The best we can hope for is a pixel-scraper which dumps compressed bitmaps over the network.

You people need to get over your whole "x11 can run over the network" thing... I don't care what the theory is, nothing beats RDP (windows remote desktop) for running applications. I've used them all: rdp, vnc, ssh -X, nx... nothing comes close to rdp, and if you guys took of the "windows sucks" blinders you would admit that too. Whatever advantages Xorg might have, running appliations remotely is absolutely NOT one of them.

Comment: Re:How about a server? (Score 1) 394

by canistel (#37295524) Attached to: Building 2011's Sub-$200 Computer
Anything in your home does not need ECC, server or desktop or laptop etc. It's a huge increase in cost with no benefit to you. Much better off spending the extra money on faster harddrives. I would recommend a recent quad core AMD chip, AMD's high-end chips are not as capable as Intel's, but dollar for dollar you get more performance out of AMD.

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