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Greg Karpov

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Has anyone used the Java Desktop System?


a dedicated server


Why would you want to use desktop system on server?
And, according to Distrowatch Sun JDS, it doesn't include Apache or any other server components.
I've tried JDS promo live-cd - nothing spectacular I'd say, SuSE 9.1 is much better for the same price.
BTW, Wallmart link is dead - it says that this page is temporary or permanently unavailable, and from their main page I could see some computers with JDS, with the best one with P4 3Ghz and 256Mb ram, 80 Gb IDE hdd - I wouldn't buy this stuff to use as a server - I'd prefer something with Xeon (well, P4 could do the job for low end system), at least 1 Gb ECC ram - servers should use error checking ram, SCSI hdd - IDE drive will be THE bottleneck in your system, most probably with RAID controller and redundant disks, better if hot-swappable, GOOD(better if redundant hot-swappable too)power supply - desktop systems usually equipped with cheap crap, good server case with proper fans.
Although, it would be somewhat more expensive than $698.But you could cut some corners and use SATA Raptor Hdd instead of SCSI.
Here's a link to Supermicro - they make relatively cheap, but good quality server components
Supermicro
17 years ago
PHP
Well, if I got it right, you're looking for php/mysql (so called LAMP) position, and, if I'm correct, SCWCD cert means that you know servlet/jsp, so I don't think it's related.
However, if you're java programmer and php is just an add-on to your main skills, then it has sence to go for Sun cert. IMHO
17 years ago
PHP
I don't think so, although you may be interested in MySQL cert.But, to be honest, I guess that practical hands-on experience will be much more valuable, you can easily find very cheap hosting with php/mysql and build your own project - this way you'll get some real experience and something to show your potential employer.
17 years ago
By the way, why wouldn't you use static ip for your server?
17 years ago
There's a good resource about using linux on laptops: http://www.linux-laptop.net/
17 years ago
I guess that you can also boot off your Linux installation CD and choose something like rescue mode and fix your MBR.Anyway, if you can afford reinstalling your systems from scratch, I'd recommend you to repartition your drive and create small /boot partition ( 25 - 150 Mb) at the beginning of your
disk and make it active with fdisk - you'll be able to reinstall Windows as many times as you want without any troubles as your Linux bootloader (Lilo or Grub) won't be in the MBR anymore.
If you still have troubles with your installation, please write more info - what Linux distro you use - 8.1 doesn't tells much - is it Mandrake 8.1 or SuSE 8.1 or something else, which bootloader, e.t.c - I'll try to help.Also you might find useful the forum at: http://www.linuxiso.org/forums/
Good luck!
17 years ago
Gregg, you might find this table useful for your article: http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-lin-soft-en/table.shtml
17 years ago
To speed-up an OpenOffice you can allocate more memory, it is somwhere in "settings" or something - I can't tell exactly, since I don't have english vershion.Usually I give it about 45 Mb RAM and it flies, and on both Linux and Windows, and I don't think that KOffice can work on Windows or Mac, and that's important for many people to use the same apps on different platforms - Mozilla, OO and so on.
17 years ago
Sure, here it is: http://www.suse.com/us/private/download/suse_linux/index.html
But I'd like to say that I tried it on several computers with different hardware, including 2 processor/2 Gb ram and was extremely disappointed with it's performance - actually we wanted to buy their Enterprise Standard Server, but now I guess we'll go for RedHat RHEL 3 ES.
Actually this is very strange - I've used SuSE 7.3 and 8.0 - both were excellent distros
17 years ago
You can do an ftp-install for free.Although it takes a lot of time and requires fast broadband connection.
17 years ago
HS Thomas,if you're new to Linux/Unix,you'll probably find Mandrake or SuSE easier to deal with,RedHat is ok too,but if you want to use it as your main desktop OS,be prepared to tweak it - they didn't include many useful programs because of licensing issues - for example you won't be able to listen to mp3 right out of the box (though it's easy to fix),also there's no "control center" in RH,so probably Mandrake (free download edition) would be the best choice.
And you can definitely develop on any of those distros - all of them are nearly identical,use the same kernel (with different patches however).
If you have some Linux experience or willing to spend some time reading manuals,I would suggest Slackware (my choice) or Crux,Gentoo or Debian unstable.These distributions offer more control and flexibility,as well as better performance.
Andrew, SuSE isn't RedHat based,yes,it uses RPM,but it doesn't makes it RH-based,you can install rpm on virtually any distro.
Also,here are some useful links on Linux stuff:
http://www.distrowatch.com
http://www.linuxiso.org (check out the forum)
http://www.osnews.com
And be sure to check out Knoppix - it's very handy when you need to rescue files from broken system,for example from ntfs partition.
17 years ago
Hello Don,
could you explain,please, what is the reason you want to move to Linux from FreeBSD?
Actually I've thought that BSD's are much more stable and secure and considering to move toFreeBSD from Linux
17 years ago
IDE
Hello Maged,
you can find download links to binary and source packages of wine here: http://www.winehq.org/?page=download
and also Codeweavers CrossoverOffice:
http://www.codeweavers.com
BTW What distribution do you use?
17 years ago
IDE
Hi Maged,
I believe that you could use wine,the problem is most likely,is that you use recent distribution<like RedHat 9, Mandrake 9.1 or something else with glibc 2.3,and wine is compiled with glibc 2.2 - so you can instal older glibc on your system,however be sure to install it in separate directory,for example /usr/local/lib/libc/ and in case of rpm based distro,use -ivh --nodeps --force and then set LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable to point to your glibc2.2.>
Also,be careful not to "upgrade" your glibc,I mean -U option in rpm - this will break your system.
And check the codeweavers crossover - it will work right "out of the box" so to speak and they offer free trial version.
17 years ago