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Re: Server at Paris VIII

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Server at Paris VIII
Date: Sun, 13 May 2012 19:31:15 +0200
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Graham Percival <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 12:08:58PM +0200, address@hidden wrote:
>> John suggests that we set up a basic infrastructure that allows
>> us to access the server via SSH and then do with it as we wish.
>> Note that I am using the words "SSH" to a lesser extent "server"
>> without really knowing what they mean, but John does and he'll
>> be able to communicate our needs to the technical team.
> Open up Terminal on your mac.  That's what ssh is [1].  You have a
> command-line on a different computer.
> [1] vastly simplified.
> Now open up X11 on your mac, installed via the developer tools.
> Anything you run inside X11 [2] (such as gitk or firefox) can be
> run from an external machine, with the graphics showing up on your
> computer but running on the external machine.
> [2] again, vastly simplified.
>> He asked if we were thinking of using it for something like weblily
>> and my tentative response was no.
> Agreed.

Depending on its horse power, rolling releases might be attractive.

David Kastrup

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