[plug] Parallel linkups.
caston at arach.net.au
Wed Jun 23 16:29:59 WST 2004
On Wed, 2004-06-23 at 14:52, Craig Ringer wrote:
> Bernd Felsche wrote:
> > A number of "enterprise" applications dole out user tokens. If the
> > users don't "return" them before disconnection, then a database
> > shutdown and "crash" recovery becomes necessary to get the
> > requisite real users back on board. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.
> Heh. Remote Desktop is even worse than that - you /can't/ get back the
> tokens. Licenses are assigned to machines machine, and until recently
> there was no way to PREVENT a machine from being handed a license. If a
> user connected using RDP from a machine ... one license down. It gets
> around to relinquishing the license "within 3 months" and there's no way
> to accelerate it. Fun. I found this out when investigating thin client
> technologies (any guesses as to why we're using Linux thin clients,
> despite all the problems with Linux as a desktop system?).
Linux makes a fantastic desktop. It's just I can't find any Linux
drivers for my customers Vinyl cutters right now. :(
> Craig Ringer
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