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Linux and FraminGo
Linux is not FraminGo's friend!

We have programmed a couple of times for linux. It has always been a lot of effort and showed few results.

Linux has a pell-mell organization of C-libraries and the installation of programmes is chaotic, concerning the directorys in which applications and their data are placed.

As of this writing linux installements are still in most cases neither able to create a simple programme icon on the desktop nor can they create a folder on the desktop with links to operate and configurate the application.

We are in the year 2017. Get out of the command line history! We don't have this mentality anymore!

... ok, but linux gives you a good server - and it's cheap!

Yes it's cheap! For whom?

We have installed quite a few linux servers. We admit they run stable, but that's something I expect anyway. NT/W2K and OS/2 servers do it as well.
What NT/W2K and OS/2 servers don't have, is a stupid user-, group- and directory-rights management and they don't give you a hard time with encrypted passwords double user management.

Here is our example. Have fun...

  • Take only new hardware, because we want the server to run for a couple of years, and therefore it should be 'state of the art' when it is build.
  • Create a directory /alldata with rights to administrators.We later want to save all user data that is on the server in /alldata to a streamer, and we would like it to be ALL
  • Install Apache with PHP4 so it uses /alldata/htdocs for your intranet web documents. Selected users should be able to edit the files within directly from the client.
  • Place all user directorys in a subdirectory branching under /alldata.
  • Install a graphical remote desktop software on the server that is always running when the server boots up.
  • Install an ISDN card and a graphical software that shows incoming ISDN Callers (Caller-ID) and an ISDN answering machine.
  • Install a fax programme that receives faxes to a directory under /alldata.
  • Install Postgres DB so that the database lies in a directory under /alldata.
  • Let the servers cdrom drive be shared in the network. Users often change the cd in the drive
  • Create datafolders in /alldata that are administered only by group rights. Never by single user rights.
  • Install a backup software with a graphical frontend either on the server or on the client, that can be operated by regular users and is able to save all data in /alldata or do selective restores.
  • It is no Problem under NT/W2K or OS/2 - By no means we are worshipping Bill G.'s holy grail!

    By the time the heroes of command line and picky version numbers, who were busy for ages with versions below 1 e.g. 0.xxx and now reached 9.something, finally end up with a usage and functionality like Win95 (after all 22 years old, how much is that in computer generations?), we will love to take another look on it!

    P.S. Exceptions only confirm the rule - some linux based islands are worth to be mentioned. We have to admit, that these special applications based on linux do a really great job: IP-Cop Router, Asterisk IP-Telephony

    Tux