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Re: [tlug] multiuser
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- Subject: Re: [tlug] multiuser
- From: Christopher SEKIYA <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 17:13:26 +0900 (JST)
> Not quite well, but I'll take that "the i386 architecture doesn't > accommodate more than one physical user at the same machine" at once. This is not a shortcoming of the i386 architecture, but a shortcoming of basic physical laws. It is difficult to have an object occupy the same coordinates in space-time as another object. Ergo, one should not try to use a monitor and keyboard that is in use by another user. > However, suppose that we had three i386 machines connected to each other > with Ethernet, and installed one and only one Linux OS with some > applications without diskless technology. Even in this case, is that still > impossible? Why? Because computers do not operate without executable instructions. Period. It doesn't matter if the machine is i386, alpha, sparc, or pdp11 -- without code telling the CPU how to talk to your server, the machine is a paperweight. Get network cards with boot PROMS, rig the central server to serve diskless workstations, and read John Little's X terminal howto. And, please, respect the laws of physics. -- Chris
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