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Re: GPL traitor !


From: JEDIDIAH
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 14:14:59 -0500
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On 2009-05-01, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> chrisv <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> David Kastrup wrote:
>>
>>> I've been working with
>>> various kinds of storage media since the middle of the seventies, and
>>> dozens of operating systems.
>>
>> Good for you.  The average computer user also has a lot of experience
>> with the delays inherent in using CDROMs.
>
> Running a demand-paging operating system from a CDROM is not something
> for which either access patterns or latency and readahead benefits or
> buffering strategies are within the normal user experience.

    Normal user experiences include systems that are brought to a crawl
because they have become part of some botnet. Running a Unix from a CD
is not going to be a problem in that frame of reference.

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