Re: CHAT: Summary, web based mailinglist archives
|Date:||Tuesday, October 26, 1999, 16:54|
Paul Bennett wrote:
> KDE is still in 6.x? I (mis)read somewhere that it had gone completely Gnome.
Has both, I haven't sorted it out yet.
> Well, if HatRed can do "all this, and more", I think I'll have to follow the
> crowd and go get it.
I started with Slackware, changed to RH because of reliability.
Now reliability is not so much of a problem for the various flavors,
but RH has the easiest foolproof installation. (I use 3 or 4 Linux
partitions on one disk, and some kind of M$DOS on my other "old" disk.)
Then, it isn't too tough to manually install a couple of extra packages
from elsewhere, like Mesa 3D or the new fancy linguistic tool from BR ...
But now there is also Caldera and Debian to consider. Still, getting
Star Office on cdrom etc for only $20 was irresistable, and as a
sysadmin I like the RH way of doing things.
Developing CGI scripts is easy when running ones own web server.
Exchanging Perl scripts to do vocabulary relexing etc, exchanging
tab-separated data files, basically any cooperative effort at all
requires Linux rather than Microsoft. Compilers, database, tools,
all included, and a bug never can crash the whole machine!