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[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. --Charles