Re: Linux

From: Franco Gasperino (awe@CET.COM)
Date: 08/14/97

> From: Eduo - Tempus Fugit Pseudo Admin <mud@SPARC.CIATEQ.CONACYT.MX>
> To:
> Subject: Re:  Linux
> Date: Thursday, August 14, 1997 6:48 AM
> Not linux, but unix, anyt flavor of unix would be a thousand times better
> than NT.

Depends on what you are looking for on the development platform. Linux
may be nicer "out of the box" for remote administratoin and system resource
requirements, but for a development platform? That is seriously

> Think linux if you have possibilities of using it, but when coming from
> Windows *ANY* unix will be much better...
> OTOH I am not sure what's the performane Chris has been getting on his
> PowerPC PowerMacintosh and that may be a n option too..

This is probably the biggest area. To get an NT box to run the whole system
as efficienctly as a linux box, I'm thinking you would need x2 the machine
every area.

> So far I have run the thing for a few months in several different unix
> flavors and i has been a charm, I ran it in an NT box and it was much
> painful.

That is simply probably because you don't know how to use MSDEV. It
supports _ALL_ standard C/C++, plus more powerful multithreading than
any type of unix could ever dream. The file system is not as good, but the
debugger and trace options under most windows development programs are
over 1000 times better than the gdb with gcc.

> Remember, it was designed first for Unix, and then ported to other
> platforms, so you lose some flexibility on the move (specially from the
> inability of using scripts, patch, cron, etc...:)

You don't lose anything in the move except for remote administration "out
the box". All of these little utilities (cron, patch, scripts, kill, ps,
at) have
been ported to NT usuable under the command shell. Simply download
SLnet and run it, and the machine can be telnetted into from remote also.

> Luck
> Eduo

Franco Gasperino
Cutting Edge Communications

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