So... can you run FreeBSD on an IXS...?

Is anyone doing it...?


| -----Original Message-----
| From:
| []On Behalf Of Scott Klement
| Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 11:37 AM
| To:
| 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?
| 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.
| >
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