Ask Noah Show 168: Data Protection Agency

Arrgh! I’m still adjusting to using virt-manager after converting from VirtualBox. Not ready to make another migration to cockpit. I’ve been in the industry for a long time, and I’ve seen several products make the conversion from traditional ‘programs’ to web-ui. In every case (in my anecdotal experience) the resulting application has several problems:

  • web-ui is slower / less responsive
  • web-ui requires more hardware, frequently 2 to 3 times as many servers to support - with more RAM, CPU, and disk than was needed for the traditional application
  • web-ui applications are flaky on various browsers - and when browsers get updated
  • user interface is harder to navigate, requiring more clicks to accomplish a task - and frequently non-intuitive