> > FastTrack is probably just a little bit easier to set up and
> > maintain than Apache, and Caldera is trying to create a viable
> > option for mainstream users. Of course the typical Linux
> > user has no problems getting Apache to work as wanted, but it
> > IS a bit more complicated than for instance Microsoft's IIS.
> > And of course, there's nothing to stop you from installing
> > and using Apache on OpenLinux anyhow, should you so desire.
> I've used Slackware, Caldera and RedHat, and I prefer RedHat overall.
> Caldera does have some very nice features, especially their netware
> utilities, e.g. netware automounter, graphical bindery navigation and
> drag & drop printing.
I always used to use Slakware and only now use RedHat for install
ease and security. RedHat and Caldera all have handy utils missing
RedHat for instance does not install joe by default, you have to
install it seperatly which is nothing but blashpheomy(SP) AFAIAC :)
It does not indlude usefull utils that I find I have to keep aside
for when I do an install, like:
whois, fromdos, todos and one or two others..
Quote:> The netscape fasttrack server has a really nice administration front
> end via html, but other than that (and the name-recognition value)
> it is inferior to apache 1.2.0. I have run benchmarks on them and was
> suprised to discover that netscape fastrack server is not very fast.
> What's more, it does not understand keep-alive. Apache trounces it
> badly when keep-alive is used. If you really want excess speed, there's
> the Zeus server, which is in a league of it's own...
Agreed, like many commercial things FastTrak looks neat and tidy
and does little compared to freeer things like apache, besides,
with linuxconf apache is very configurable!
Quote:> Caldera's desktop is the nicest implementation of fvwm and goodstuff
> I've seen, and the drag-n-drop lg makes it even nicer. But under
> the surface Caldera is using some pretty stale old RedHat utilities,
> which aren't as capable as the current ones.
I remember they used a grotesq version of old CROND when I first
installed it ages ago, that has changed now AFAIK! drag'n'drop
is nice but I find I hardly ever use it!
Quote:> Overall, Caldera is an excellent solution for those who have a novell
> environment, or who install once and don't mess with anything ever.
Indeed, the orig version promised install-once never again, soon
as OpenLinux comes out it's install-over-again! RedHat promised
a similar thing andkept to it, I only ever do an upgrade now and
the RedHat dependencies although sometimes broken work damn fine!
Quote:> OTOH, RedHat + CDE + Applix is a killer combo, and a stable, powerful
> platform for hacking. I also find that windows folk around here are
> impressed by the CDE desktop.
Never tried the CDE desktop, but it looks good! Anyway I can play
with it before deciding upon a purchase?
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