So... can you run FreeBSD on an IXS...? Is anyone doing it...? jt | -----Original Message----- | From: email@example.com | [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Scott Klement | Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 11:37 AM | To: email@example.com | Subject: Re: OS-X vs. Windows | Importance: High | | | | Why not run FreeBSD instead of Linux? That's what OSX is based on, | FreeBSD. It's every bit as free as Linux, and IMHO it runs faster and | more stable... | | It also has a Linux emulation environment, akin to the S/36 environment | on the AS/400. I run, for example, the Linux version of Netscape, VMWare | and Real Player on my FreeBSD machines without any problems (or | slowdowns!) | | Worth a try? http://www.freebsd.org | | On Tue, 11 Dec 2001, Simon Coulter wrote: | > | > Hello Brad, | > | > You wrote: | > >I wonder how many people are running Macs on their As/400? | > >(Thought I would throw that out to move this back ontopic.) | > >(And will probably get moans and groans of people saying 'not THAT | > >again). Okay, has anyone on this list bought new Macs in 2001 to | > >connect to their AS/400? How many? | > | > We do. We have one iBook 'cause we're small -- its primary | purpose is for | > documentation using Adobe software and for graphics work. We | bought it 3 | > months ago. The rest of our network is OS/2 (on Token-Ring). | **IF** OS/2 | > becomes untenable we will probably put Linux on the PC hardware | (just so it | > isn't completely wasted) and buy Macs -- including an OS-X | server. We use | > Mochasoft's 5250 emulator on the Mac and it is bridged to the Token-Ring | > network via an OS/2 Warp Server with both TR and Ethernet | cards. I plan to | > install the OS-X upgrade which has SMB support and see if I can get it | > sharing drives with both OS/2 and AS/400. My money is on it | working easily | > with OS/2 and not working at all with the AS/400 -- due entirely to the | > idiot NetServer developers who haven't created a proper SMB server but | > rather a half-arsed windows only variant -- with recent support | for Linux -- | > bah, Humbug! | > | > OS-X is quite delightful. A nice protective GUI for those who | need it and | > raw Unix under the covers for the pointy-heads. The Mac GUI is | not as nice | > or as powerful as the OS/2 Work Place Shell but it's not too bad -- | > certainly better than the Microsquib effort. | > | > Regards, | > Simon Coulter. | > | | _______________________________________________ | This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) | mailing list | To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com | To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, | visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l | or email: MIDRANGE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org | Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives | at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. |
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