Flavors of Linux/UNIX
gjn at certainlywood.com
Thu Dec 27 10:53:30 EST 2001
Before my Linux guru buddy moved away, we had a FreeBSD installation up
and running, but it was just "different" enough that we didn't get enough
of an understanding of it to do a lot other than say, "This looks very
cool!" Then I needed the HD for my daughter's college computer, and as I
couldn't use it, ... back to Slackware, KDE and StarOffice 5.2.
FWIW #2: up until the new memory manager in the 2.4.12+ Linux kernels,
tests of high volume web servers always gave a considerable edge to
FreeBSD, but I've read an article recently that says that the performance
difference is nearly gone.
FWIW #3: I have a CD w/ FreeBSD 4.0 that I can copy. If interested, let
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
On 12/27/01, 08:53:55, "Robert Pope" <Pope at ecc.edu> wrote regarding Flavors
> To all:
> Thanks to the people who sent suggestions about DNS. That did the trick.
> Now for the other good news. Received a computer for a Christmas
> present, see what a good boy I am ?. This machine will dual boot with
> Win 98 and ?????. I have been reading all the messages about the
> "flavors of Linux", Red Hat, Mandrake, and Slackware (go Navy). Which
> one to install? Any suggestions? No one has ever mentioned BSD hmm.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Dege
> Sent: Tue 12/18/2001 8:42 AM
> To: nflug at nflug.org
> Subject: RE: your mail
> Check that your DNS entries are correct/inserted. After a
> connection, try
> pinging a site through IP & hostname:
> ping www.nflug.org
> ping 126.96.36.199
> This will give you an idea if it's a DNS problem.
> And just to keep this Linux(ish), make sure that you have your
> properly set (aka, enough space allocation for both OS's).
> > Hi
> > I realize that this is a Linux forum but .........
> > I recently up-graded my PC from WinMe (with Internet access)
> to Win
> > 2000. My ultimate goal is to run both Win 2000 (for school
> work) and Red
> > Hat (for personal use) on the same machine. Before I load Red
> > however I need to be able to connect to the Internet. using
> > 2000. (my wife uses Windows and is not interested in RH) and
> then I want
> > to access the Internet with RH.. My problem is that the ISP I
> am trying
> > to use connects my machine to its server but will not load
> the Web
> > site(s). The error message that I receive is "can't locate the
> > Any suggestions ? I would really like to stay with this ISP
> > reasons).
> > Thank you
> > )))))))))))))))
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Robert Dege
> > Sent: Tue 11/20/2001 11:40 AM
> > To: Nflug (E-mail)
> > Cc: Ron Wechter (E-mail)
> > Subject: Re: your mail
> > > I am a novice Redhat Linux 7.1 user and plan on
> buying 7.2 .
> > I am
> > > currently duel booting 7.1 with Win 2000. Can anyone
> tell me
> > more about
> > > GRUB and will it let me duel boot without using the
> > 7.2 allows you to choose between LILO and Grub as your
> > bootloader. So if
> > you're familiar with LILO, you don't have to change.
> > A GRUB HOWTO:
> > le/Multiboot-with-GRUB.html
> > Nice thing about GRUB:
> > You can hide partitions (3 partitions of Windows, each
> one will
> > think it
> > is installed on C Drive)
> > You don't have to reload Grub when you modify the conf
> > Nice GUI interface (better than the old LILO interface)
> > Bad things about GRUB:
> > when doing a make install on a kernel, the last command
> is to
> > use lilo.
> > So you get a cosmetic error message.
> > The command line interface at boot time has a higher
> > curve.
> > Dege
> > Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get
> out, but
> > they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of
> chocolate cake.
> Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but
> they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.
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