[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Sat Jun 16 11:53:34 CDT 2001

I said that I was interested in the idea.  I'm well aware of the short
comings.  BeOS has been a great disappoint to me.  I've pretty much given
up on it with the news that they laid off the BeOS engineers.

Joshua Boyd

On Sat, 16 Jun 2001, mike dombrowski wrote:

> >Now, if you want to use BeOS as a server (and I might be the only 
> person
> >in the world actually interested in doing that), just use the plain 
> >driver, and enable security for FTP, ssh, and whatever other services 
> you
> >want to run.  It is all there, and in theory, it should be nearly just 
> as
> >good as running a solaris box (I'm sure in reality it ain't nowhere as
> >stable or secure since it wasn't meant to take on solaris).
> >
> >I keep considering buying a P75 type system to use to run  BeOS as a
> >server.  But then I think, you know, BeOS is pretty much dead, and so 
> what
> >benifit would there be in trying to write server software for it, 
> which
> >they never intended for us to do anyway.
> There are great reasons why people don't run BeOS as a server. It *
> can't* network. net_server runs itself into the ground with any kinda 
> load. Other than that it runs great. Running plain VGA is silly, gets 
> you nothing. Put linux on the P75 and run BeOS on what it's designed 
> for - modern, non-legacy hardware. No ISA, good GFX, >128MB ram, etc.
> Mike
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