Tonight Live: How "REAL" is Real and Phat LinuxJul 23, 2002, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Gerhardt)
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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2002
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, Doc Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; have another strange and wonderful show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!
Segment One- The News. We will cover THE HOT NEWS of the last few weeks tonight. In particular, we will talk about the The InceptionOS Project, and the HUGE story of REAL NETWORKS commitment to open source development for their new Helix product. Is the announcment just PR or will it be the real stuff? With huge competitive stress from Microsoft Media Player (and server), Reals' slipping market share is following a Netscape like drop. Will open source, (or at least an open standard) save Real Networks closed products as well?
NOTE: we have invited representatives from Real to appear on the show, but as of yet have had no confirmation of their acceptance.
Segment Two- This is Phat Dude Phat Linux
We first had Cameron on the show in the summer of 1999 when we first became aware of the product. At the time he was 15 years old, so at the age of 19 Cameron has done what the vast majority of companies were unable to do during the "dot com bust" and that is survive the washout. And, in our opinion he did it through innovation. Phat is a perfect product for getting the technically impared to experience Linux.
The partitioning demands of a ordinary Linux distributions make installing Linux very intimidating for many Windows users. Often times this can even defer experimenting. This is why Phat Linux was created.
Phat Linux doesn't require a seperate hard drive partition, to be installed. It can be installed in a folder of a Windows FAT32 partition. This means Phat Linux can be installed on the same partition as Windows, without conflicting with Windows. Because of this ability, your run of the mill Windows users are free to install Linux on their computer without the fear of losing valuable information. Phat Linux will install like a regular Windows application, but run as any other Linux installation would.
Phat is no longer the only product that will allow such a demonstration mode to be built on a Windows C drive, but it is the first to get it to work right, and in our opinion, is still the benchmark product for this niche.
Phat Linux also comes with a complete desktop environment. The packaged environment, XIMIAN GNOME, is a complete desktop environment built completely of free software.
Phat Linux was, in year 2000, one of our winners for product of the Millenium.
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