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Sun Mar 13 01:07:28 CST 2005
Martin Scott Goldberg wrote:
>>Martin Scott Goldberg wrote:
>>>> On a BeBox, it's Pretty Damn Fine. I tried it on a PC a few years
>>>>ago, right after v5 came out, and decided Linux was a better choice there.
>>>What was your reasoning?
>> Mostly compatibility. I do Unix training and network stuff for a living.
> Compatibility as far as network stuff? Most of the POSIX compliant Unix
> software should be able to be ported over, which is why I'm curious what
> specifically you needed.
Mostly I needed test-bed capability for the Linux stuff we do,
reliable presentation of remote X11 apps, and performance. On the
hardware I had, BeOS seemed notably slower than Debian.
>> Also, BeOS software was still mostly commercial, and I was poor.
> Yah, I Guess you had to wait for the OS to fail and fall in the hands
> of hobbyests before the non-commercial stuff came. Heh.
Yeah. Now, of course, I have a bunch of commercial multimedia apps
that came with my BeBox, plus the open-source stuff. At the time, circa
v4.0, I think, it wasn't nearly that easy.
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