[TUHS] SunOS vs Linux
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at lemis.com
Sat Jan 7 12:58:29 AEST 2017
On Friday, 6 January 2017 at 9:27:36 -0500, Clem Cole wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 10:56 PM, Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Perhaps an interesting area of speculation is, "what would the world have
>> looked like if USL v BSDi hadn't happened *and* SunOS was opened to the
>> world?" I think in that parallel universe, Linux wouldn't have made it
>> particularly far: absent the legal angle, what would the incentive had been
>> to work on something that was striving to basically be Unix, when really
>> good Unix was already available?
>> I agree.
I think that if SunOS 4 had been released to the world at the right
time, the free BSDs wouldn't have happened in the way they did either;
they would have evolved intimately coupled with SunOS.
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