Installing Linux on school Mac lab for REALbasic

Flashtastic

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Jan 22, 2007
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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!
 

Flashtastic

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Jan 22, 2007
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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.
 

clevin

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Aug 6, 2006
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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.
 

dejo

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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.
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?"™
 

beige matchbox

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Mar 16, 2005
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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
 

LogicalVue

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Aug 28, 2007
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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).
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.
 

clevin

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Aug 6, 2006
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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?"™
I don't pretend I know everything. dejo, thanks for the clear explanation, and sorry for the rest of the post.