Reply to post: Re: Ah - the good old days

Oh, the things Vim could teach Silicon Valley's code slingers

boltar Silver badge

Re: Ah - the good old days

"Containers are cool, for example, a good progress ... I do not have to write the examples of bad progress, we all know them ...."

To be fair, on a properly configured unix system with decent security settings and appropriately set up

LD_LIBRARY_PATH you wouldn't even need containers. Users and applications could happily operate alongside each other with little issue. In fact back in the day I remember one of my old university HP-UX boxes happily managing to support literally hundreds of users simultaniously just using normal user-group-world permissions and quotas. Containers and VMs in general are really for OS's , ok Windows , whose chinese walls leave something to be desired or where you really need different OS's running but only have 1 box to do it on.

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