deirdre at deirdre.net
Thu Sep 7 09:13:40 PDT 2000
On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, Peter A. Peterson II wrote:
> Quoting Don Marti:
> > Hey, if the BeOS weenies get to say you need X to run a browser under
> > Linux, I get to say you need to have un grand sac de pommes de terre to
> > run a browser on BeOS. X is so twentieth-century.
> Let us also point out that embedded systems probably don't bother to
> start an X-server and web browser and all that other cruft.
Well, let's say that Transmeta is desirous of competing in the "internet
appliance" market along with Be and that DOES require a GUI layer and a
web browser. Think of little info kiosk things. That's a primary space
that BeOS is headed for. Given that we're talking, much like some of the
QNX systems, a 16MB flash setup with no hard disk, it's a pretty tight
Granted, not all embedded systems are like that. After all, I work at a
company that doesn't use X on its embedded systems. Technically, it
doesn't have a web browser, but it does have an http client.
> Let us also point out that an embedded system no doubt strips away all
> extraneous modules, code, etc. and recompiles a stripped down kernel.
> What of size then?
See my other post on this thread.
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