....I saw a 17-step process on how to do the whole thing from the command line - in other words, without even needing a monitor at all, just set up over a serial console or SSH login session.
Ugh I'm not even a Linux newbie, if that takes an expert an hour it will take me a day, and I'll probably mess it up and won't know why or where.
I'm sure you can do it from the GUI too, but I was impressed to see it refined to the point that you can make it work on a headless linux box too.
My Vista box can run headless and limb-less, I can plug/unplug the mouse and keyboard no problem. XP falls on its face.
Even Windows can't stake that claim very well! That's some irony for you, huh? To have a windows app run better on linux with emulation than windows itself?
What was said of Win 3.1 and 95 was Windows did multitasking better with DOS programs than with Windows programs, and it was true, although stupid. DOS pgms did pre-emptive multi-tasking, time slices, real Windows programs did cooperative, which sucked.
The drawback is that the 177 drivers soak up CPU usage, so if you're planning to do GPU+CPU, I think it gets a little more tough to get the most out of the CPU client.
Oh that's just all nuts. The whole point of PCs is to automate ridiculous cumbersome human procedures. The fact that no script exists to do this says a lot.