[Coco] Re: [Color Computer] Anyone following the latestMicrosoftand Linux debacles?
golgotha at toughguy.net
Fri Jan 14 19:22:25 EST 2005
BeOS is completely multi-threaded, and was designed from the ground up to be
so - was originally written for the BeBox (a dual-processor 2 x 133mHz
beast) and was one of the final two OS's to choose between when Apple was
looking for a base for OS-X...
even the simplest app (hello word!) ends up being two processes.. one doing
the work, and one interpretting kernel/interface messages
this results in an incredible smooth OS which has no 'momentary hangs'
whilst a kernel/api message interrupts an involved process
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net>
To: <ColorComputer at yahoogroups.com>
Cc: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2005 4:53 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Re: [Color Computer] Anyone following the
latestMicrosoftand Linux debacles?
> On Tuesday 23 September 1997 09:58, David wrote:
> >Whilst we're on the alternative OS bandwagon, I'll chip in my 2c
> >*chink chink*
> >FreeBSD, and BeOS
> FreeBSD maybe, but its running some behind linux in hardware support
> although there is a huge amount of cross-pollenization between these
> 2, and BeOS is single threaded yet the last time I checked. That
> would be a huge step backwards for a linux user.
> This machine, plus my firewall box and my eventualy to be milling
> machine controller are all running some variation of linux, downright
> bleeding edge on this machine with a 2.6.11-rc1 kernel.
> The firewall, my 3rd line of defense against the script kiddies, is
> running rh7.3, & the milling machine is running FC3-rc3 (ATM) and the
> BDI-Live RC46 as installed, on seperate partitions, silent at the
> moment as I'm working on a card driver for a card carrying 3 each
> 82C55's for the machine control interface.
> Cheers, Gene
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