[ec2-beta] Preliminary thoughts

Billy Shaw billy at sceneunseen.com
Mon Jan 12 22:16:52 GMT 2009

On Mon, 2009-01-12 at 12:29 -0600, Robbie Williamson wrote:
> On 01/12/2009 12:12 PM, Jamie Strandboge wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > I just recently dove into EC2 and have been thinking about ways to
> > leverage its power in my day to day work. Here's some feedback based
> > on my (rather limited) use of ec2 so far:
> > 
> [snip]
> > 
> > 2. Images for Dapper, Hardy, Intrepid and Jaunty (and beyond) would be
> > fantastic for update testing (Gutsy isn't needed as it will be EOL'd
> > soon).
> We've actually discussed this on the Ubuntu Foundations team and are looking
> into it.
> > 
> [snip]
> > 4. X11 with ssh forwarding is *painful* in EC2 (yes, I was enough of a
> > masochist to actually play with this :)
> > 
> I tried to setup an NXServer from NoMachine, but ran into some problems trying
> to connect from a local NXClient....probably user error (I still need to play
> with it some more). :/  You may want to look at that, since it works with SSH by
> default, and provides faster performance, IMO, than VNC.
> -Robbie

I got NX to run by installing x-window-system-core xserver-xorg,
xbase-clients, gnome-core, and the NX Free Edition from NoMachine. 
It works well and is very responsive over a cable modem.


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