Re: [pc110] Benefits of LINUX on PC110

jg (jg nospam at
Tue, 30 Dec 1997 13:55:14 +0000

I totally agree with you on teh power of UNIX over Win95, I am no big
Microsloth head guy, but before I jumped into installing LINUX on my PC110
which I have been debating dalily, I wanted to make sure it was worthwhile.
I plug my PC110 into my Cybex Terminal Control box at work so it gives me
full access to either of my 3 PC's here at my desk using teh same keyboard &
my large monitor, including for my PC110.
I love UNIX/LINUX even though I am not very proficient yet.... I am
specifically aiming at the PC110 & what more I will be able to do with it &
PIM'ing type stuff, I have a new Laptop on the way & plan on installing LINUX
RH4.2 on it so I will have UNIX portability as well as at home....
I guess the questin is will I really use it in my PC110?
I am still undecided, even thuogh I currently use WIN95 in my PC110 I want to
explore the LINUX world with it...

jg nospam at

Vaughan Pratt wrote:

> >I am just curious as to what the real benefits are to running LINUX on a
> >PC110
> I run my PC110 in two basic modes. On the road I use it as a PDA, at
> home or work I plug it into the net and access it remotely from my
> desktop, or anywhere else in the world for that matter.
> For the former mode I'm not really sure how big an advantage Unix is
> over Win95. However for the latter there is absolutely no question:
> Unix beats Win95 hands down, and so that's what I run on my PC110,
> which is why I don't know much about the former.
> Everything you can do at the machine, X-windows lets you do remotely,
> only better because you have a full-size keyboard and a much larger
> monitor letting you bring up any reasonable number of large and
> readable windows. Win95 offers nothing like this, in fact it doesn't
> even ship with a telnet daemon! To get even a fraction of the
> capability of Xwindows under Win95 requires very expensive third-party
> software.
> For all I know Win95 might do other things badly too, but its medieval
> networking philosophy is preventing me from finding out what its other
> failings might be.
> Vaughan Pratt