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bobobenobi
May 4, 2011, 07:58 AM
...to run vi?



miles01110
May 4, 2011, 07:59 AM
Are you serious? Vi is a text editor. Any computer made in the last 20 years can run vi from a technical specifications standpoint.

anthro
May 4, 2011, 08:18 AM
...to run vi?

No.

TrollToddington
May 4, 2011, 08:50 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vi

The original code for vi was written by Bill Joy in 1976, as the visual mode for a line editor called ex that Joy had written with Chuck Haley.[2] Bill Joy's ex 1.1 was released as part of the first BSD Unix release in March, 1978

bobobenobi
May 4, 2011, 09:01 AM
The original code for vi was written by Bill Joy in 1976, as the visual mode for a line editor called ex that Joy had written with Chuck Haley.[2] Bill Joy's ex 1.1 was released as part of the first BSD Unix release in March, 1978

Do you think the MBA could run ex?

Satori
May 4, 2011, 10:42 AM
Do you think the MBA could run ex?

You can run it from the terminal!

DaLurker
May 4, 2011, 11:10 AM
...to run vi?

Yes :)

bobobenobi
May 4, 2011, 12:20 PM
You can run it from the terminal!

But do you think the Air has enough power to run the terminal and ex at the same time?

SR71
May 4, 2011, 12:28 PM
But do you think the Air has enough power to run the terminal and ex at the same time?

Yes...

Twe Foju
May 4, 2011, 01:52 PM
what is happening here?

ann713
May 4, 2011, 01:54 PM
But do you think the Air has enough power to run the terminal and ex at the same time?

The Air isn't exactly crippled...

MultiFinder17
May 4, 2011, 02:10 PM
But do you think the Air has enough power to run the terminal and ex at the same time?

Seeing as how it is just a smidge more powerful than your average PC from 1994, yes.

Lord Appleseed
May 4, 2011, 02:35 PM
what is happening here?

I was just about to write the same...
It smells like troll, but I am not sure...

chrono1081
May 4, 2011, 02:51 PM
I was just about to write the same...
It smells like troll, but I am not sure...

Definitely a troll...

Incase by chance you aren't a troll OP my Macbook Air runs Maya, ZBrush, Houdini, and Unity just fine for those times I need to travel and work on projects so its definitely going to run old text editors from ancient computer days.

jeremiah256
May 4, 2011, 03:25 PM
Definitely a troll...

Incase by chance you aren't a troll OP my Macbook Air runs Maya, ZBrush, Houdini, and Unity just fine for those times I need to travel and work on projects so its definitely going to run old text editors from ancient computer days.

Wow! That's a line-up of heavy duty apps I'd never think to associate with a MBA!:eek: Not to highjack the thread but could you describe what you mean by 'fine'...my early 2006 MBP w/2 GB RAM can run two virtual machines 'fine' (meaning without crashing but kind of slow). While rendering do you have the ability to do other tasks (surf, check email, etc)? And have you used Lightwave on your MBA?

Twe Foju
May 4, 2011, 03:44 PM
I was just about to write the same...
It smells like troll, but I am not sure...
Why are you not sure?

to be asking if Air is capable of running VI? both terminal and EX? all i can do is just lol at the joke

TRUCRACKER
May 4, 2011, 03:46 PM
Haha calm down guys it's clearly a joke.

mouthster
May 4, 2011, 04:05 PM
So what's worse, a troll or people who go down the "troll hole" and answer their questions seriously?

bobobenobi
May 5, 2011, 08:33 AM
So what's worse, a troll or people who go down the "troll hole" and answer their questions seriously?

I only posted in this as a lighthearted response to all of the "Is the MBA powerful enough to run X" threads I've seen lately.

You gotta pay the troll toll if you want to get into this boy's soul...

ckd
May 5, 2011, 10:30 AM
"Is the MBA powerful enough to run X" threads

It definitely is. Run 'xterm' from the Terminal command line and you'll see (assuming you have X11 installed).

bobobenobi
May 5, 2011, 10:40 AM
It definitely is. Run 'xterm' from the Terminal command line and you'll see (assuming you have X11 installed).

Are you sure? Running the Terminal, ex, X, and xterm at the same time seems like a lot!

Next question: Is running the Terminal and vi at the same time girly?

Lord Appleseed
May 5, 2011, 11:18 PM
Next question: Is running the Terminal and vi at the same time girly?

No, only running text edit and VI at the same time is.