[E3-hacking] Mass storage on the E3

Scot McSweeney-Roberts scot at mcsweeney-roberts.co.uk
Wed Mar 22 12:08:46 GMT 2006

Jasmine Strong wrote:

> On 22 Mar 2006, at 11:45, Scot McSweeney-Roberts wrote:
>> But X gives you networking, so you can run the apps on something  
>> with a lot more power and access them via the E3. If you don't mind  
>> the E3 no longer being a stand alone machine then the networking  
>> potential of X brings a lot of possibilities.
> If that's what you're after, NX or VNC would be far more appropriate.

But NX sits on top of X, ie the client needs a local X Server. I suppose 
you could write a direct to framebuffer NX client, but then you'd have 
effectively written an X Server with the compressed X tricks of NX built in.

VNC is (usually) "all or nothing" - the entire desktop would be served 
from the server, with X you can pick and choose what runs where (so you 
can still have local X apps if appropriate). While VNC can allegedly be 
bashed into serving just applications, I've never seen this done (I've 
only ever seen it listed as a suggestion for future improvement to VNC 
servers and clients).


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