Re: using linux instead of osf

Scott Manley (spm@star.arm.ac.uk)
Fri, 22 Nov 1996 13:27:34 +0000 (GMT)

Ohh I'm not sure about that, I;mn sure the OSF software liscense forbids
the uses of the libraries even if they're linked into a binary. There may
be a development license which allows this but I'd read the small print
rather carefully.

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On Thu, 21 Nov 1996, Jim Paradis wrote:

> > Generally I would think about what your code is doing, if it relies heavily
> > on the performance of the maths libaries then it will suffer when running
> > Linux over OSF, but whether the expected performance hit is worth the
> > extra that you pay for OSF is probably what you should be asking.
>
> One possibility, if you have *access* to a Digital UNIX system and you're
> writing your own code is to build your program statically-linked on a
> Digital UNIX system, then run it on your Linux/Alpha system. This gets
> you the performance of the Digital UNIX math libraries while adhering
> to the terms of the Digital UNIX license.
>
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