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Re: Linux TCO and Google

__/ [Mark Kent] on Saturday 03 September 2005 22:30 \__

> begin  oe_protect.scr
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> __/ [John Bailo] on Saturday 03 September 2005 18:45 \__
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> Very true. Lest we forget that Google embrace Linux. A world dominated
>>>> by Google is a world where Windows cannot prevail for long. It will not
>>>> endure initiatives like Summer of Code and openness. Ballmer agrees:
>>> Google won't prevail for long either.
>>> What we need is something like bittorrent for search.   An engine that
>>> spreads searching among computers and searches peer to peer between
>>> nodes.
>> Why would you ever want to access objects on a stranger's machine? If
>> something was worth distributing, wouldn't Web site/space suit the
>> purpose just fine? It would be well-indexed too.
>> How does that contradict the prevalence of Google? I know that Microsoft
>> work on a bittorrent equivalent, but how many people do you know whose
>> interests lie in massive downloads? Putting aside the Westernised World,
>> most people still have (disturbingly) slow Internet connections.
> I can't really see how the connection speed negates a need for distributed
> data storage and retrieval - the process would be as proportionately
> effective were everyone to be on a 28k line as it would be were all on
> a 2M DSL line.

I take your point. When writing that last paragraph I had massive media
bittorrents in mind. I do not feel the need for data storage and retrival;
not at the 'personal level' anyway. I know, however, that the situation
would be different had I been involved in a large enterprise. We currently
have some SAN's to store terabytes of data, which only need to be accessed
by people across the Division.


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