Linux Journal: The Arrival of NX, Part 3
Aug 08, 2005, 08:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Pfeifle)
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"Here are a few tests you can run with NX. Try to use the
built-in GSM modem of your mobile phone to connect to a network. I
don't go into the technical details here of how to do this on
Linux. ssh into any networked Linux or UNIX computer to which you
have access. Start Mozilla--you could execute ssh -X -C
username@remotehost mozilla to do this. Wait. Wait some more. Wait
even more. Go brew a cup of coffee. Enjoy. Go back to your display.
Six minutes have passed. Wait a bit longer. After seven minutes and
six seconds, the Mozilla start-up page and user interface is
completed and displayed in its full glory. Would you want anyone to
use such a link to work with remote applications displayed locally?
Not if you are sane. After all, GSM modems give you only 9,600
bits/second link speed..."