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Old 03-09-2010, 07:23 AM   #1
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Smile just a question from Newbie Nehru


I read in a book that Linux is middle size server OS.

Can anybody say what they told is correct or wrong... ?
 
Old 03-09-2010, 07:28 AM   #2
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You can theoretically use it on any size server; routers usually have some form of Linux, or Linux like, and they're very small by design. I have worked on file servers with terabytes of data that run Linux at the other end of the scale; may not the huge in context, but thats pretty damn large.

The server bit is a complete fallacy, Linux enjoys a wider range of applications than other systems; be it on embedded systems like phones, to desktop computers, to servers, to hell, anywhere else.

What book was this?
 
Old 03-09-2010, 07:36 AM   #3
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I'm not really sure what you are asking, but Linux can function as a server. One advantage of Linux as a server as opposed to, for instance, Windows is that you can leave out a lot of things that aren't needed for a server, such as a GUI. However, there may be some other OS's out there that are smaller. I guess that would make it about middle sized. Is that what you were asking?
 
Old 03-09-2010, 07:38 AM   #4
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I read in a book that Linux is middle size server OS.
That is ambiguous......which do you mean?:

"Linux is a middle size OS for servers."
OR:
"Linux is an OS for middle size servers."
 
Old 03-09-2010, 08:07 PM   #5
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Linux runs on some mobile phones and also several (most ?) of the world's largest supercomputers ...
Years ago IBM Mainframe Operating systems (eg MVS) owned the large systems mkt, but things have changed.
 
Old 03-12-2010, 08:33 AM   #6
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That is ambiguous......which do you mean?:

"Linux is a middle size OS for servers."
OR:
"Linux is an OS for middle size servers."


I read it that, Linux is OS for middle size server so only i asked that Gilda...
 
Old 03-12-2010, 08:37 AM   #7
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Linux is not good for only middle sized servers, it's good from cell phones, to desktops, to any size server, to supercomputers!

Nearly all of the members here use or at least have tried Linux as their desktop OS, as most questions here are from people using a Linux desktop.

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Old 03-12-2010, 08:41 AM   #8
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You can theoretically use it on any size server; routers usually have some form of Linux, or Linux like, and they're very small by design. I have worked on file servers with terabytes of data that run Linux at the other end of the scale; may not the huge in context, but thats pretty damn large.

The server bit is a complete fallacy, Linux enjoys a wider range of applications than other systems; be it on embedded systems like phones, to desktop computers, to servers, to hell, anywhere else.

What book was this?

I read it in the middle of book Unix Complete Reference from TMH Publications,

Thanks for your reply James..

I am using RHEL 5 Linux. While i am booting that it will directly going to Gnome Desktop, i don't know how to switch to KDE Desktop from that gnome environment.. i tried with startkde
command also.. can you help me...
 
Old 03-12-2010, 08:41 AM   #9
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux#S...supercomputers
 
Old 03-12-2010, 08:43 AM   #10
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I read it in the middle of book Unix Complete Reference from TMH Publications,

Thanks for your reply James..

I am using RHEL 5 Linux. While i am booting that it will directly going to Gnome Desktop, i don't know how to switch to KDE Desktop from that gnome environment.. i tried with startkde
command also.. can you help me...
I doubt KDE would be installed side-by-side with GNOME. You'd need to install the KDE packages from your RHEL Yum repositories.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KDE#Installing_KDE

This is for Fedora, but I imagine the process is the same.
 
Old 03-12-2010, 08:47 AM   #11
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Linux runs on some mobile phones and also several (most ?) of the world's largest supercomputers ...
Years ago IBM Mainframe Operating systems (eg MVS) owned the large systems mkt, but things have changed.



Thanks for your reply chrism, years ago IBM Mainframe owned large systems mkt,


May i know now who is having major part in mkt. Because i am very new to this field, can you guide me...

Because i am in thought to read IBM Mainframe for my future in system administration....
 
Old 03-12-2010, 08:57 AM   #12
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I doubt KDE would be installed side-by-side with GNOME. You'd need to install the KDE packages from your RHEL Yum repositories.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KDE#Installing_KDE

This is for Fedora, but I imagine the process is the same.
Thanks arashi...


Ya i installed KDE in side by side with Gnome but while in the middle of installation it asked for customization in that only i clicked yes for KDE.. Will it work or not..
 
Old 03-12-2010, 09:08 AM   #13
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Thanks arashi...


Ya i installed KDE in side by side with Gnome but while in the middle of installation it asked for customization in that only i clicked yes for KDE.. Will it work or not..
From your link i got cleared now, i will try it on tomo morn and will reply you, Thanks arashi....
 
  


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