Quote:>Not really. Since Linux is an unsupported OS, you are required to invest
>time into it to make it work. In other OSes, one pays to have it easily
Buy a commercial version from Caldera or RedHat if you want a
supported version of Linux. Or just install RedHat for free over the
net and go to comp.os.linux.answers for support--although you won't
have to pay using this method you will find it easily installable.
(some networking knowledge may be required depending on what you want
to use it for..) I've also found the #linux channel to be very
helpful for immediate responses -- I prefer the one availabe on
LinuxNet IRC servers to the one on EffNet.
Quote:>It's only an OS, and a UNIX clone at that. Linux isn't the messiah...
Well, OK, that's true, Linux is NOT the messiah.
Quote:>And BTW, the first UNIX was developed in a large monopolistic
>corporation and used by large, monopolistic corporations...
This is definately one of the biggest differences between Linux and
Quote:>Uhmmm... actually, Linux borrows much from commercial/academic OSes, such
>as BSD, SunOS, etc. In fact, Linux is rather behind Solaris, which offers
>multi-threading and CDE (IF you like CDE :))
Linux borrows a lot of great features from other OS's. Is this a bad
thing? The features that aren't available yet will be written once
the demand is great enough. BTW, I hadn't heard anything about the
source code for SunOS or Solaris being freely available. Although I
know very little of the multi-threading capabilities of different
OS's, I've been very impressed with the multi-tasking capabilities of
Linux (both by its speed and reliability.) I've only heard of CDE.
I've found FVWM to be my favorite window manager. Of course I haven't
used the serveral others included with Linux as much.
Quote:>More like, "UNIX won't die." It's been around <SIGH> for longer than any
>other OS... I don't understand why you people keep on forgetting that...
>Linux is just another UNIX... And there's always FreeBSD and Hurd...
>(finally, took you long enough, Rich :) )
The point I'd made was that Linux won't die. Unix probably won't
either. I'm not sure who you think it is that is forgetting Linux is
like Unix. I haven't ran into any Linux users yet that didn't know
What I believe makes Linux so unique among these other OS's is the
manner in which it's developed. So many people collaborating to
create the best OS available without financial issues playing a role.