[linux-elitists] The desktop in your pocket

Jim Thompson jim@netgate.com
Sun Jan 25 16:04:03 PST 2004


Jeff Kinz writes:

> > On Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 07:48:02AM -0800, Jim Thompson wrote:
> > KDE's fuse is another approach that could make this real.
> 
> How so, please ?   What is the "fuse" you are referring to?
> (Pointer to the relevant page(s)? )
> 
> Best FUSE reference I could find was :
> #######################################################################
> http://lwn.net/2001/1115/a/fuse.php3
> 
> What is FUSE?
> 
>   FUSE (Filesystem in USErspace) provides a simple interface for
>   userspace programs to export a virtual filesystem to the Linux
>   kernel.  FUSE also aims to provide a secure method for non
>   privileged users to create and mount their own filesystem
>   implementations.
> ############################################################################
> 
> Jim, Is this the fuse you were referring to ?

Yeah.   Ya take FUSE and mount the filesystem from your PDA (over
Bluetooth (slow)/Wi-Fi/whatever on that PC you're standing in front of
.  Maybe you carry a Knoppix CD around or something.

Instant desktop.  Runs over SSH.  You know the drill.

Jim

-- 
"Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure."
			-- Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)




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