Tonight Live: How "REAL" is Real and Phat Linux
Jul 23, 2002, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Gerhardt)
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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2002
from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com
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
Segment Two- This is Phat Dude Phat Linux
Tonight we are joined by Cameron Cooper the Wunderkind founder of
Phat Linux. This segment was originally scheduled for June 11th,
but had to be rescheduled due to a conflict (your standard #7 TLS
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
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
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