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Understatement of the Year by Linus Torvalds

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Here many commentators tell me that thin clients will never fly and that desktop PCs must have that other OS but refuse to believe that my GNU/Linux terminal servers and thin clients are much less expensive and have better performance than thick clients with that other OS. In an interview, Linus Torvalds said, “A lot of people end up spending a lot of time waiting for that traditional rotational media”

Yep. That’s the secret. Linux file systems cache stuff that every user needs to log in, open popular apps, open the next window, etc. and Linux, being a multi-user OS, shares executables so well that the next user can open stuff much faster than the first user. It’s an amazing difference.

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