Unix vs Linux - the movie.

John S. J. Anderson jacobs+usenet at genehack.org
Sun Jul 23 12:46:19 EST 2000


>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Schmitz <schmitz at biophys.uni-duesseldorf.de> writes:

Michael> "Richard P. Grant" wrote:
>>
>> http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/personal/rpg/CB/Linux.html
>>
>> <phew>

Michael> Thanks for wrapping this up; personally, I would have raised
Michael> much the same points as John did (especially the support
Michael> thing irked me - install support has been part of every boxed
Michael> set Linux distribution for the past years). But I rather just
Michael> use Linux than talk about it.

Everybody has their thing, eh? The 'public domain' thing caught my
eye straight-away. Probably been reading too many license flamewars on
various lists.

Michael> My experience: for bioinformatics on a tight budget, with
Michael> some own software development on the side, Unix == Linux. It
Michael> helps if you happen to know a Linux guru (or be one) though.

The guru thing is correctable; just keep using, and learning, and
eventually you _will_ be a guru.

john.

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