[TUHS] Why BSD didn't catch on more, and Linux did

Chet Ramey chet.ramey at case.edu
Wed Feb 7 23:14:46 AEST 2018

On 2/7/18 3:27 AM, Wesley Parish wrote:
> On 2/7/18, Dan Stromberg <drsalists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> IMO:
>> 1) It kinda did catch on, in the form of macOS, but there was a time
>> when it was nearly dead as the major vendors moved to System V.  For
>> some reason, Sun was the last major vendor to make the move, but they
>> caught most of the flack.
> And for what it's worth, the iPhone. IIRC, a nephew once showed me a
> bash prompt on his iPhone and some nifty tricks he was teaching
> himself with it.

iOS and tvOS are derivatives of macOS, so the iphone/ipad/apple tv all
run sort-of-BSD. I'm not as sure about watchOS, but I believe it's an
iOS variant. So yes, you can have Unix running on your watch.

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