On Thu, 4 Sep 2003 0:32:23 -0400, Randall Plant wrote
(in message <supernews.com>):
Discus is not public domain software. They have a free version, but it's
not public domain. 'Public Domain' means that you can take it and do
with it whatever you feel like, even sell it.
It's written in perl. If you're using OS X, then you'll have no problem
running it on your own machine. If you're running OS 9 then it probably
won't run, especially that you can't run Apache on OS 9.
I'm sure that there are companies that run Mac OS X servers, I just
don't know any. I run my own website on a linux box now, my development
is done on OS X, and the next server box that I'm getting will be one of
the G5 Xserve boxes as soon as they're available with an Xserve RAID
(No, I don't have any advanced knowledge of G5 Xserves, but it's almost
a sure thing that Apple will release those within the next 6-9 months).
The beauty of OS X is that it's a Unix, which means it runs exactly the
same software that runs on those linux boxes. So it won't make a
difference to you if your hosting ISP is running OS X or linux, they are
most likely running the same set of software (Apache, perl, php, MySQL,