[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.
On Sat, 16 Jun 2001, mike dombrowski wrote:
> >Now, if you want to use BeOS as a server (and I might be the only
> >in the world actually interested in doing that), just use the plain
> >driver, and enable security for FTP, ssh, and whatever other services
> >want to run. It is all there, and in theory, it should be nearly just
> >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
> >benifit would there be in trying to write server software for it,
> >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.
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