ronan at iaa.es wrote:
>>Damn, that explains everything! I mean, why the banks are all using
>AS400 stuff, and some space agencies even have Unix for their satellite
>ground control! I mean, way crazy cutting edge stuff! Dude.
>>I was thinking more along the lines of software for SME's. Banks and
Space agencies! I couldn't imagine myself trying to dazzle the pants of
the head of NASA :-P
>Ahem. There is a level of "seriousness" above which any
>used-car-salesman stunts are exactly the wrong thing to do. Ok, PHBs
>*want* to be dazzled. Technical people don't, and if you try you'll
>come across as incompetent, and they'll either (politely) bring
>proceedings to a close, or if pissed off enough, they'll (impolitely)
>tear you to pieces on the spot.
>>>I'd never try to dazzle any techie as I know how I'd react if one tried
it on me. Again, I was thinking more alone the lines for systems *for*
used car salesmen.
>>Anyway the moral of the story was, if you have the hardware to support it, why not?
>>>>>>Because complexity is the enemy of security, stability and
>>>Very true. I just personally wouldn't be too concerned about the
security on the laptop I give presentations on.
Anyway, who am I to be talking? I can only go on my own experiences. My
main point was that there is room for such things as XGL switching
desktops. It sure impressed me when I seen it.
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