[TUHS] How Unix brings people together, or it's a small

Marc Rochkind rochkind at basepath.com
Tue Feb 7 14:06:35 AEST 2017

Of course. Linux is:

1. old,
2. designed by a huge group,
3. intended to serve many purposes

UNIX was, at least in its early days, the opposite in all three ways. But,
after 15 years or so, it also was numbers 1 - 3. (Speaking of System V

There have been OSes that remained beautifully sleek and uncluttered
forever. Such as BeOS. However, all such systems failed to achieve critical
mass. Which is why they remained true.

No way out of this trap.


On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 8:03 PM, Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu> wrote:

> >  Lots of commands are now little shells
> ...
> > Linux today is much more like the systems
> > Unix displaced than it is like Unix
> So depressingly true!
> Doug
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