[CentOS] Inquiry:External USB modem and Remote PC Access?

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil
Tue Oct 27 17:47:08 UTC 2009

m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote, On 10/27/2009 12:31 PM:
>> John R Pierce wrote, On 10/27/2009 02:42 AM:
>>> GUI over a 28k dialup?  ouch.      there's no network connection at this
>>> remote site?   its going to be really really slow over dialup.  I'm
>>> talking minutes to paint a screen at 2-3kbyte/sec serial speeds (a
>>> 1280x1024 24bit desktop is 3.6 million bytes).     use a really simple
>>> theme on the desktop with no shaded borders, no backgroun graphics
>>> ('wallpaper'), etc.    Sending a single full screen 1280x1024
>>> photographic image could take a half hour or more.
>> You Kids and your full desktop hosted back...
>> back in the day I worked with individual applications across a 9.6kbps
>> connection, and yes it was
>> slow and had a bit of lag, but it worked well enough to use xemacs and
>> mozilla across.  Also when
> <snip>
> Man, talk about a time traveller! How'd you get a copy of firefox back to
> when we only had Netscape?

Your right, I started with Mosaic &  an "andrew" mail/message program, and moved to Netscape.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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