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Apr
10
comment Multi-Workstation Setup - how to take my system with me efficiently
I've coded for 8 hours over several days. The lag is minimal to not noticeable at all but, again, depends on your connection and which program you are running. In my case, I worked over wifi in one city, via DSL, to my home office. I even ran Firefox.
Apr
10
comment Multi-Workstation Setup - how to take my system with me efficiently
When I traveled more, X-Forwarding is what I always did. No, it's not too slow unless you are doing heavy graphics on a slow connection. In most cases, it was no worse than working through SSH. I highly recommend X-Forwarding but Linux will no longer be able to do this if your system uses wayland.
Mar
25
comment Is there anything that is widely considered to be done better in Windows?
@mkomarinski Linux was modeled after Minix which was modeled on Unix. But that was about the beginnings of those OSes; their foundations. Another key is their target user which I also talk about.
Mar
25
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Mar
25
revised Is there anything that is widely considered to be done better in Windows?
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Mar
25
comment Is there anything that is widely considered to be done better in Windows?
@FaheemMitha Yes, I'll edit it cause he was a year or two into classes when he formed Micro-Soft.
Mar
25
answered Is there anything that is widely considered to be done better in Windows?
Feb
29
awarded  Organizer
Feb
29
revised Why is /bin a symbolic link to /usr/bin?
This is strictly a Linux situation to be clear.
Feb
29
suggested approved edit on Why is /bin a symbolic link to /usr/bin?
Jan
21
suggested rejected edit on Unable to follow steps for building application in Linux Os?
Jan
2
answered FreeBSD Broadcom BCM43225 Setup
Jan
2
comment How to run Unix?
BSD could not be an "add-on" to UNIX if it was a standalone OS itself so I don't know what you mean by that. I get your point about the product but if a product is certified as UNIX then that makes it a UNIX product.
Jan
2
comment How to run Unix?
In fact, Linux Torvalds once said that if BSD was available, he never would have created Linux. (FreeBSD was in court with ATT due to its containing original ATT UNIX code which was subsequently removed and rewritten.)
Jan
2
comment How to run Unix?
UNIX is a thing and there is documentation that must be followed and you can be certified as UNIX (trademarked) opengroup.org/subjectareas/platform/unix. Also, Apple's OSX is certified UNIX but its kernel is not BSD. It borrows a number of elements from FreeBSD but it is not based on FreeBSD or BSD in general.
Jan
2
comment How to run Unix?
A couple of problems with this answer. First, UNIX has not "ended", is very much alive, and one example of this is Apple's OSX which is a certified UNIX. Second, FreeBSD is a direct descendant of UNIX and once contained ATT code, which was removed and rewritten, while Linux was, at the beginning, an attempt to emulate or imitate UNIX but my opinion is that Linux no longer has that goal and is moving farther away from resembling anything UNIX. If one wants to get closest to UNIX, the easiest and best way is to use Apple's OSX or one of the BSDs.
Nov
19
comment PC-BSD PBI, what reasons made it to be scrapped?
Windows is an entirely different animal than FreeBSD/Unix. You can't easily port a well running program to Windows, with all its warts/dlls/etc., and expect it to run. That's why everything needs to be self-contained. Windows is not reliable or consistent over any period of time. It's why you never find Windows outside of Microsoft's own creations.
Nov
15
comment Which virtual machine image for installing FreeBSD?
I can't tell if this is answering the question or is a comment that you can't get it to work. If the latter, I can report there are many FreeBSD users happily using it on Macs and OSX for years.
Oct
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Oct
1
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