[Openmcl-devel] Mac App store: solving Lisp's last mile problem
ron at flownet.com
Sat Oct 23 11:31:59 PDT 2010
On Oct 23, 2010, at 11:14 AM, Lou Vanek wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Ron Garret <ron at flownet.com> wrote:
>> Or we could use CCL to develop the platform that becomes the de facto standard for cloud computing. We can develop on Macs and deploy on Linux.
> You stopped one step short, IMO.
> I would have phrased it,
> "Or we could use CCL to develop the platform that becomes the de
> facto standard. We can develop on practically any machine and deploy
> on practically any machine via virtual machines."
> Virtual machines are now mainstream (in business), they run fast
> enough and, for the most part, can run on top of the client's current
> hardware investment.
> Lou Vanek
Sure, but your VMs have to run some OS. That OS should be Linux IMO (though I suppose a case could be made for FreeBSD). I am completely agnostic about whether that OS is running on VMs or real machines. In fact, one of the fundamental tenets of cloud computing is that it doesn't matter, and that in some cases you may not even know.
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