> > > > How does this package compare to RedHat, Debian, etc.?
> > I agree it's a good distribution, with some disagreement amoungst its
> > users about the usefulness of some features, such as Looking Glass. But
> > it's _NOT_ based on Red Hat; it's based on a distribution created by
> > Linux System Technologies (LST) in Erlangen, Germany.
> Hate to disagree, but Caldera is based on Redhat. Caldera comes with
> Redhats tools for administration under X, such as NETCFG, which clearly
> says, right up top, RHS Linux Network Manager, Printer config says RHS
> Linux Print System Manager, etc...
And Red Hat distributions (and others) using IPX will have a GPL/Caldera
copyright label; Caldera has made some contributions to Linux, also.
No question, the guys at Red Hat are extremely productive, I support
their efforts both verbally and by sending money.But it's still _NOT_
the case that COL is repackaged Red Hat.
> Also, from the book 'Using Linux, Third Edition', published by QUE (I
> highly recommend it for newbies), page 33, right at the top:
> "Caldera originally provided a networking-based distribution based on
> Red Hat and technology from Novell, where many of Caldera's principals
> previously worked.
Yes. This was Caldera Network Desktop, ver 1.0, the first distribution.
I suspect that Caldera needed a distribution that they had more control
over to give them a product that was specific to their perception of
the market they want to persue.
> No where in any of these sources ( the book, and the distribution ) is
> there any reference ( or clue even ) leading one in the direction of
Try checking both the Caldera web site at <http://www.caldera.com/>
under Press Releases for May, 1997 - "LST Software GmbH Mergest with
Caldera, Inc.", or at the LST site, <http//www.lst.de/.en/index.html>.
I realize that there isn't much mention of LST around. The only reason
I'm very familiar with them is that I participated in the beta tests of
Caldera Open Linux and had a lot of email exchange with them. The
principle developers are Stefan Probst & Ralf Flaxa; they published a
book called "Power Linux" a month or so ago that has a two cd release
of the LST 2.2 distribution on it - one binary installation, one source.
This is essentially the OpenLinux Lite distribution, but with full
source. It's ISBN 3-540-14556-7.
> It is a nice distribution, Looking Glass is pretty, not as useful as I
> would like, although it does make it real easy to associate sounds with
> functions. It was real easy to set up though, and would be recommended
> by me for new users.
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