__/ [mlw] on Wednesday 15 February 2006 17:06 \__
> Say whatever you want about Windows, blah blah bah
> create a shortcut:
> ssh -XC hostname program.
> Violla!! You have a desktop link to an application on anther machine.
You can occasionally use this marvellous functionality to control dozens of
remote machines in parallel (all in a single screen) and run distributed
processes, e.g. overnight experiments.
How does one do that in Windows, I wonder. VNC is a mess, which is impossible
to handle, both under Windows and KDE (rdesktop /et al./) or GNOME (Remote
Desktop Connection, whatever it corresponds to at command-line-level).
Compare 30 virtual VNC connections, which are a memory hog, against 30
cascaded/shaded GUI's, where focus follows mouse and everything is
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg1 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg2 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg3 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg4 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg5 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg6 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg7 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg8 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg9 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg10 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg11 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg12 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg13 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg14 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg15 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg16 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg17 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg18 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg19 &
xterm -iconic -e ~/Main/Programs/Scripts/SSH/pg20 &
The power of SSH, which relies on the pricipled layering of X (being
network/service-driven) is why Windows can never penetrate the domain of
distributed, super-, clustered and interconnected-computing.
This morning I saw an article which urges the rectification of pure Linux
clusters. I have not read the article, but I can imagine what messages it
embodied. Windows is a toy operating system which can go merely nowhere
beyond the Blue E (for Hotmail) and Solitaire. It is a shame that Wintrolls
are blind to that fact because it's truly their loss.
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