Subject: Re: Choosing a Unix
To: David A. Gatwood <>
From: Michael Jeffrey Tucker <>
List: port-macppc
Date: 09/06/2000 13:17:30

So I have the bandwidth, I guess I will download the latest versions of a
few different distros and see what works best for me. Any suggestions for
benchmarking (other than speed differences I can notice?) for either BSD
or Linux?


On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, David A. Gatwood wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Michael Jeffrey Tucker wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >   I was wondering if someone could offer some advice or point me at a FAQ
> > about picking a UNIX distribution for a beige G3. I am currently running
> > NetBSD on an 68k machine, and mklinux on a 7200. Now I am looking at
> > setting up a machine that I will be using heavily under X. I'd say that
> > rules out NetBSD because the graphics support seems minimal. I
> > want something secure, I want something decently fast, and I want
> > something that will work well with X applications am I out of luck? ;)
> My advice would be that if you're familiar with MkLinux, just keep on
> using that with whcih you're familiar.  :-)  That having been said, any of
> the Linux distros should work fine on beiges.  Or you could play with
> Darwin, not sure about the X status there.