[ESS] ess stata won't start

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Sep 5 23:19:26 CEST 2008

 > Hi Rodney,
 > I agree, since it only stopped working a few days ago.  Stata has 
always been a link and it worked fine under emacs.  Anyway, problem 
resolved and I am still happy with ubuntu...  Can you use Unix(tm) on a pc?
 > Thanks,
 > Xiang

Hi Xiang:

Sure, and it's free too!  See Solaris 10/OpenSolaris or their GenUnix 
variants and FreeBSD.  Of course, you'll need to find a version that has 
all of the drivers that you need.  So, it's not a slam dunk, but it's 
pretty close nowadays.

http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/get.jsp for Solaris 10/OpenSolaris

or http://www.genunix.org/ for GenUnix variants

and http://www.freebsd.org/ for FreeBSD

There are others as well like Darwin, but I think Solaris 10/OpenSolaris
and FreeBSD are probably the most well-known and which you are most 
likely to see in action.  For commercial software, like Stata, your best 
bet is probably Solaris 10.

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