Installing Linux on school Mac lab for REALbasic

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  1. Flashtastic macrumors newbie

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    Hi All :)
    Our school has very little money, so I suggested running REALbasic for linux.
    I know that the Linux standard edition is free, and that Linux could be installed on PPC Macs (All G3 iMacs).

    Is this a good idea? I have no idea when it comes to Linux, what type of Linux should they use?, and how would you virtualize it? Could you make a dual-boot system?
    Please share your thoughts.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    RealBasic won't run on PowerPC Linux, can't you just use the Mac version?
     
  3. Flashtastic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh Really? Aww that is a shame.

    The Mac version costing money is the problem…
    It would be very expensive to buy 30 copies of REALbasic.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Where on Earth did you get the notion that REAL Software, Inc. was giving away REALbasic for Linux?
     
  5. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    Eh, REAL Software Inc. isn't about to hand you 30 free copies of RB for Linux either. :confused:
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    what is real basic? you mean real player free version? if so, there is linux version for you.

    maybe I didn't get the question, let me know.
     
  7. dejo Moderator

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    REALbasic. "REALbasic 2007 is a modern, object-oriented language and environment that runs on and creates software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux." clevin, in the time you spent typing that response, you could've found a quick answer to your question and not looked so unknowledgeable. "Gnome Sane?"™
     
  8. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    The Linux standard edition is indeed free. For personal use at least, not sure how the licence goes for anything more

    To run it you will need X86 machines though :)


    It might be worth phoning them and asking, as they have discounts etc. for academic types
     
  9. LogicalVue macrumors member

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    REALbasic is a great development environment and would be ideal for learning how to program. In fact, they even have a curriculum already written for it.

    But as other have mentioned, REALbasic for Linux only runs on Intel-compatible versions of Linux.

    But yes, REALbasic Standard Edition for Linux is free, for any type of use.

    To run REALbasic on G3 Macs, you'd really need the OS X version. REAL Software has academic pricing of $70 per license (normally $100). Granted, that's $2100, but you should contact them. I'm sure they'd be willing to cut you a deal to get REALbasic used in a school.
     
  10. clevin macrumors G3

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    I don't pretend I know everything. dejo, thanks for the clear explanation, and sorry for the rest of the post.
     
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    Apology accepted.
     

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