2020: Will BSD and Linux be relevant anymore?

perryh at pluto.rain.com perryh at pluto.rain.com
Thu Jul 21 05:13:03 UTC 2011

Daniel Staal <DStaal at usa.net> wrote:

> The perfect computing device would fit in a pocket, have a screen
> the size of your wall, have a full (and full-sized) keyboard, and
> your choice of pointing devices.  It would be able to play any
> game you wanted to play, hold every movie and song ever recorded
> along with your entire lifetime's collection of documents, and be
> able to access the Internet from anywhere.  It would only need
> to be recharged as often as you sleep.  (And would be able to
> recharge anywhere.)

It would also be fully encrypted and keyed to your fingerprint or
retinal scan, so that no thief would be able to extract anything
from it, and the encrypted files would be backed up automatically
whenever it was recharged to guard against data loss in case of
loss, theft, damage, malfunction, etc.

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