>From: "Y.L.David Chen" <address@hidden> >Organization: University of Hawaii >Keywords: 200105101953.f4AJr9p11149 McIDAS Linux Dave, >We are planning to use McIDas software. > >We want to know potential McIDas problems by using >linux operating system on PC. Here are the things that I know about: o if you use GNOME, you will need to run X and McIDAS in something other than 8-bit mode. This is not a big problem unless you want to run McIDAS sessions with LOTS of frames. In that case, you will need a lot of RAM and swap. o serving sounding data through the remote ADDE server hosted on a Linux system (e.g., RedHat 6.x, 7.x) does not work reliably (serving the data as LOCAL-DATA works fine). This is a strange one since the same things works without problems on all other Unidata supported "Intel" platforms including FreeBSD and Sun Solaris for Intel. Numerous tests seem to indicate that the problem lies not in McIDAS, but in the OS somewhere. Where I can't say, but the problem is still being investigated. Other than that, the only thing you have make sure to do on Linux is keep up with security upgrades! Linux is hacked more than any other operating system in general use in the Unidata community. Tom Yoksas
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