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Re: Interix Installation Issue - apparently solved

On Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:02:09 -0700
Tristan Fillmore <tristan@gfenestra.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:42 AM, Brian Amundsen
> <bvamundsen@comcast.net> wrote:
> > I ask because I know that Microsoft's support for XP, as of this
> > week, is only going to be security fixes. I'm using Debian-Interix
> > to relearn the Unix environment, in preparation to migrate to UNIX
> > has my core OS.  I will eventually have to learn WINE for certain
> > Windows only applications.  So if I was to install XMing will there
> > be enough userland applications built for Debian-Interix to feel
> > comfortable and be prepared to move to Debian/kFreeBSD or
> > Debian/Hurd in the next year or two. Your thoughts?
> You seem to be averse to the Linux kernel, but, if you really want to
> run a complete Debian environment you can do that with CoLinux; also
> the AndLinux project takes that and pairs it with a complete Ubuntu
> system:
> http://www.colinux.org/
> http://www.andlinux.org/
> The disadvantage to doing such virtualization is that you have to
> partition your system RAM between the Windows and Linux kernels.
> Tristan

Hi Tristan, 

Thanks for the reply.  I have done quite a bit of investigation in to
the different operating environments.  Ideally I'd like to install
HURD, but it lacks stability and robustness at the moment.  While I
have looked at coLinux and its kernel sharing concept, in reality you
still are sharing NT Kernel space and running coLinux as a virtual OS,
although a great virtualization.  Because of Interix origins in BSD
derivatives and my desire to use UNIX for future business opportunities
I'm shooting for the Debian/kFreeBSD shortterm and Debian/Hurd longer
term, using WINE for the few companies that continue to fail to develop
in the *nix binary source environment.  

Thanks again for the suggestion, 
Brian Amundsen

HP Pavillion m1160 WinXP Media Center 2002, SP3 on AMD64 + 2G
Interix SFU 3.5 + 913030, 929141, 942312
Debian-Interix unreleased35

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