No more OOo in UNR 10.04

Knapp magick.crow at
Tue Feb 9 11:29:52 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 12:21 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at> wrote:
>> I guess I'm old fashioned.  I don't get how using FOSS software in a
>> cloud is an improvement?  Storing files, yes.  Having your programs
>> there ... don't see a benefit.  Perhaps I'm not understanding the value
>> of a cloud.  Can someone explain the benefit(s) to me?  No sarcasm
>> intended.  I really don't see "Cloud Office" as being an improvement and
>> would like to understand the thought behind it.
> Netbooks won't run Matlab. Piping X from the server running Matlab,
> though, that is a real possibility.
> --
> Dotan Cohen

Yes, but given 4 years and Netbooks will be as fast and strong as
desktops are now. Give it 10 years and your glasses will be as strong
as your desktop is now.

I see this as a very short term problem with very long term
implications. We don't need to go there. It is a way for firms to get
total control of your computer and then charge you for it. By going
that way you are hold out your hands and asking for them to put on
those free handcuffs!

Douglas E Knapp

Open Source Sci-Fi mmoRPG Game project.

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