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When organizations put a lot of eggs in one basket – desktop side

Posted by Anton Aylward

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/virtualization/when-organizations-put-a-lot-of-eggs-in-one-basket-desktop-side-of-the-story/2103?tag=nl.e539

This is a chicken-little story.

We've been putting many computer eggs in one hardware basket for a long, long time.
What do you think mainframes running MVS and VM/CMS were?
What were things like air traffic control?

The 'desktop' is a fuzz concept that gets confused with a GUI.
Those mainframes - think airline ticket and reservation - could handle many hundreds of remote terminals, keeping them updated.

What's a dumb terminal if not the ultimate in 'thin clients'?

Benchmarked: Ubuntu vs Vista vs Windows 7

Posted by Anton Aylward

Use of Operating Sistem at November 2009
Image via Wikipedia

http://www.tuxradar.com/content/benchmarked-ubuntu-vs-vista-vs-windows-7

Interestingly, even if not that relevant.

And, of course, there's the most important proviso of all: it is very, very likely that a few tweaks to any of these operating systems could have made a big difference to these results, but we're not too
interested in that - these results reflect what you get you install a plain vanilla OS, like most users do.

That's Nonsense! Everyone Tweaks.
All the OS are set up to make tweaking easy!
Temptingly so.

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