Mail Archives: djgpp/1992/09/08/10:41:18

Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1992 10:03:21 -0400
From: Stephen Hite <shite AT sinkhole DOT unf DOT edu>
To: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Subject: Re: X386 and djgpp?

Mark H. Wood (imhw400 AT indyvax DOT iupui DOT edu) writes:
>	Last time I looked, Linux was a really good operating system and the X
>	port for it was quite usable, but there was *no network code*.  You had
>	to be content with clients running on the same box.  Very useful for
>	some, useless for others.  And, Linux won't yet run on MCA machines
>	(like the PS/2-70 in my office).

  There's a beta release of a non-Net2 socket library out for Linux now.
It only uses the WD8003 right now but I'm sure it will be ported to others
within the next several months.

  Aside from Linux, did you look into 386BSD?  That's networkable, free and
has a stable X environment on it (it uses X386 1.2E which is very solid).
I don't know if it runs on 386/486 PS/2's though.

  I take it Mark that you're not too enthused about IBM's network solution
with OS/2 and the Communication Manager?  ;-)

Steve Hite
shite AT sinkhole DOT unf DOT edu

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