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A true concern about the very future of Puppylinux
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starlyte


Joined: 30 Apr 2007
Posts: 33
Location: near Carcassonne, S. France

PostPosted: Sat 31 Aug 2013, 19:04    Post subject: Maybe townies will go with out a PC...BUT  

I live on a mountain, in a really tiny village, where the road was only built 50 odd years ago, and 10 years ago we got ADSL! Yes, and now it's up to 2 Mb/sec, which is not Cloud worthy. And I'm exagerating slightly there, it's usually about half that Very Happy
In the winter the phone line goes down, so there's no ADSL, or any thing else, for that matter.

I have BIG hard drives, with my music, films, audiobooks, books, info and loads of other stuff on them. It's the only way I can have access to media.
I'm not the only person who doesn't live in a town, or even near one, and for me PC's are essential. They will be for a long time too, as progress here isn't fast.
But I don't care, as I enjoy putting my PC's together. It's one of my great pleasures in life.

Apart from big PC's or ARM, there's also Raspberrypi, which is tiny, but x86 arch. It's a real progress. If I don't have electricity (yes, that goes down in storms too), I could use my Raspi, which is Puppy loving, with HDMI, as well as hard drive compat.

Don't give up on PC's and Puppy yet. Not every one is Cloud compatible, or even wants to be, for that matter.
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tallboy


Joined: 21 Sep 2010
Posts: 442
Location: Oslo, Norway

PostPosted: Mon 07 Oct 2013, 23:02    Post subject:  

starlyte, I totally agree!

Well, there is still hope for mankind, 'cause history has an eery way of repeating itself!

Take a look at this fantastic new gadget, The Impossible Instant Lab, which allow your instant iPhone pics to be instantly saved on POLAROID FILM!

Oh yeah! Like if a camera could do that? HAH!

tallboy

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Sky Aisling


Joined: 27 Jun 2009
Posts: 907
Location: Port Townsend, WA. USA

PostPosted: Mon 07 Oct 2013, 23:55    Post subject: A true concern about the very future of Puppylinux  

I'm with you, starlyte

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Don't give up on PC's and Puppy yet. Not every one is Cloud compatible, or even wants to be, for that matter.


tallboy


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jpeps

Joined: 31 May 2008
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct 2013, 01:49    Post subject:  

Some people will never understand the value of older technologies. Today I rescued a beautiful sounding Baldwin concert grand out of UC Berkeley. I guess the choral director figured a nice digital piano would take up less space, so it couldn't be worth anything. Vinyl records have made a nice comeback as well. There's many examples.
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jpeps

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Oct 2013, 01:54    Post subject:  

Here's an interesting new standard that could replace forums. Every distro needs to provide a MayDay button in the Menu/Help area. It's no longer truly "user friendly" without a group of devs standing by ready to assist (there's no good reason why a user should have to wait more than 15 seconds). In the old model, you don't really get to see who it is that is providing help. Those days are gone.

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"During a Mayday session, in fact, you share control with the Amazon support person who turns up in a small onscreen window within 15 seconds of when you tap the Mayday button. Though you can see and hear the rep, he or she can hear but not see you.

What the rep can see, however, is precisely what you have on your screen, and can take over in real time to show you how to get things done on the device, or even do them on your behalf. The rep can also draw on the display to, for example, circle icons or buttons."


http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2013/09/24/amazon-bezos-mayday-to-tackle-tech-support/2858471/
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ThoriumBlvd


Joined: 04 Oct 2013
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Location: N.E. USA

PostPosted: Tue 19 Nov 2013, 09:12    Post subject:  

Thanks for pointing this out, I'll try to avoid it.
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ThoriumBlvd


Joined: 04 Oct 2013
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Location: N.E. USA

PostPosted: Tue 19 Nov 2013, 09:20    Post subject:  

Separately...

One can live in suburban USA and still find a near-identical situation. For example, CATV-dsl goes off during power-failures, and are quite over-subscribed. About 2 years ago we had a nasty surprise snow-storm in October that ruined Halloween. Power out 5 days here. Yet the telephone line still functioned. Having slow Phone-dsl (768K) kept me vey busy with neighbor requests, some for medications. PS... ya know that UPS device that powers your system (mine is netbook/router only) can also recharge cel-phone batteries. Another good reason to have a UPS for power backup.

Thorium

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