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[ale] for all you systemd haters...

On 2018-02-16 13:29, Jim Kinney wrote:
> On Fri, 2018-02-16 at 13:23 -0800, Alex Carver via Ale wrote:
>>> It also (for all practical purposes) made multi-seat Linux systems 
>>> feasible; that is a single box with different users simultaneously 
>>> logged in using different sets of
>>> displays/keyboards/etc.  Granted, 
>>> other things like rootless X (via KMS) were also necessary, but
>>> logind 
>>> tied it all together and finally made it work.
>> But isn't this what thin-clients did ages ago?  You had a keyboard,
>> mouse, local GPU, local display manager and everything else ran on
>> the
>> central machine.  Some older versions of Windows had that and I
>> remember
>> thin clients for using X as well.
> Different stuff. It's literally a multi-port video card with a screen
> attached to display only one users' stuff. Picture a desktop with 6
> users all with their own keyboard, display and mouse. Multi-console
> makes more sense.

How is that different from a thin client?  I'm picturing what I saw
before, a screen, a keyboard, a mouse and no real computer in sight.  It
didn't require that the computer be next to the keyboard/monitor nor
that the four people were at the same desk but it still all ran from a
single machine.  The only real difference is that you've pushed the
hardware deeper into the central machine's box.