local apps, apologies, and the importance of ltsp

Ace Suares ace at suares.an
Wed Jul 22 19:30:03 BST 2009


Jordan Erickson wrote:

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> That being said, can you explain how Firefox is slow when run from the 
> server? 

I think it's not firefox on itself, but all the multimedia content, 
especially flash. It gets uncompressed on the server and then the bits 
have to be transferred over the network.

So if a youtube stream is 30kb/s when it comes to your server, it gets 
expanded to maybe 300kb/s, which have to be tranferred to the thin 
client. This means with many users opening youtube or flash educational 
games at the same time, the network becomes the bottleneck.

Please correct me if i am wrong.

Ace



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