[REBOL] Re: Rebol & Linux
From: chalz:earthlink at: 4-Feb-2002 0:31
.... Since Mandrake is, fundamentally, RedHat+. There are, of course, a
billion options out there. Now that we got a CD-RW drive hooked into our
broadband box, I'm going to try downloading every one I can which has an ISO
and burn it for testing. BeOS, if you're interested, runs within the
WIndows file system - no need for a partition, just execute a shortcut on
your desktop, and it reboots your system into BeOS 5. QNX RTP 6 works
similarly, but there's no /View for QNX, and the RT people seem pretty
adamant about NOT having /View for QNX (I believe the reason I was given was
until we can be assured it would be commercially viable). Granted, they
aren't Linux, but they're Unix variants, which are inherently GUI. (QNX can
be booted into console instead of GUI. QNX supports far less hardware than,
say, BeOS.) There's also the BSD family - FreeBSD if you want a plain
desktop system, I'm told.
If you're really aching for Linux, RedHat or Mandrake are probably the
best options for you. But they like to be big. I don't know what the state
of Slackware is anymore, but that was doing pretty well a couple years ago.
Another recommendation from a friend is Debian. *shrugs* But again, unless
space/performance are really issues, probably RedHat/Mandrake. Be sure to
do some configuring, though, before trying to go server or broadband with
it - security holes are quite existant in out-of-the-box RH/Man.