Re: [dev] [] Minimalist Live Distro

From: Kurt H Maier <>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 16:46:54 -0500

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 4:32 PM, Bjartur Thorlacius <> wrote:
> Please inform me if there's a simpler way to access Windows shares.

Sure. You don't need samba to access windows shares. You just need
CIFS support built into your kernel.

>> "fully functional web browser sans x"
> Thus I wondered if running e.g. Wayland or allocating a virtual
> terminal for each interactive application would be a better idea.

I know that Mark Shuttleworth thinks Wayland is a good idea, but his
grasp on reality is tenuous. For the foreseeable future, if you want
web browsing on linux you run X. You might look into kdrive if you
want less X. It differs from Wayland primarily in that it exists in a
useful state.

> Not necessarily seperate from the web browser. The goals of a web
> browser and a webapp VM are different, though. I'm really considering
> using a sane web browser with a good UI for casual surfing and firing
> up a Webkit monster to download my homework assignments.

I don't know what the hell a 'webapp vm' is but there is no such thing
as a sane web browser.

# Kurt H Maier
Received on Tue Nov 09 2010 - 22:46:54 CET

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