[Beowulf] A press release

Steffen Grunewald steffen.grunewald at aei.mpg.de
Wed Jul 2 03:27:09 EDT 2008


On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 01:20:32PM -0400, Prentice Bisbal wrote:
> And the Debian users can say the same thing about Red Hat users. Or SUSE
> users.  And if any still exist, the Slackware users could say the same
> thing about the both of them. But then the Slackware users could also
> point out that the first Linux distro was Slackware, so they are using
> the one true Linux distro...

Which isn't true. Don't you remember MCC Interim Linux, back in the old
days of 0.95[abc] kernels? It didn't consist of tens of floppies (yet),
but it *was* a distro.

> If you want to have a religious war about which distro to use, go
> somewhere else. I'm sure there are plenty of mailing lists and
> newsgroups where I'm sure that happens every day.

:-)

> This is a mailing list about beowulf clusters, and the last time I
> checked, you can create clusters using any Linux distribution you like,
> or even non-Linux operating systems, such as IRIX, Solaris, etc.

Even Windows... (duck & run)

Steffen
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