EISA question

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Mon Jul 13 14:33:04 1998

MAX writes:

< > Is that OS actually useful for something?

It's unix... depending on who you ask yes or no. ;)

Compared to DOS it's better, it's a real multiprocessing OS.

As implmented for 386 and larger it lacks VM making some BIG unix apps
like Xwindows unlikely but for text apps it screams. There is a version
called minix-vm and from what I've hears runs well.

MINIX plug, it's value is, sources are on line and it runs on XTs and
PS/2s and the whole install with sorces fits in something like 40mb.
It's limits are no VM, support for COM1/2 only and the book/CDrom cost
about 70$. It is available on the net, install kits and sources.

I installed it on the Dell and it was textbook easy (compared to dos!)
and considering the machine is a 386sx/16 it's really quite fast.

Received on Mon Jul 13 1998 - 14:33:04 BST

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