[TUHS] Why Linux not another PC/UNIX [was Mach for i386 ...]

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Wed Feb 22 15:56:39 AEST 2017


On Tue, 21 Feb 2017, Clem Cole wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 9:25 PM, Steve Nickolas <usotsuki at buric.co> wrote:
>
>> I started screwing around with Linux in the late 90s, and it would be many
>> years before any sort of real Unix (of the AT&T variety), in any form, was
>> readily available to me - that being Solaris when Sun started offering it
>> for free download.
>
>
> See my comment to Dan. I fear you may not have known where to look, or whom
> to ask.‚Äč As I asked Dan,  were you not at an university at time? Or where
> you running a Sun or the like -- i.e. working with real UNIX but working
> for someone with binary license, not sources from AT&T (and UCB)?

No, and no.  I was in high school, actually, and I only attended college - 
a local 2-year school - for one semester before dropping out because I 
couldn't handle it.

-uso.


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