[oclug] sco vs. linux cont....
raywood at magma.ca
Wed Jul 23 15:58:16 EDT 2003
On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 03:50:31PM -0400, Ross Jordan imagined:
> Of course Linux isn't 20 years old, but it is essentially Unix
> which hasn't significantly changed in over 20 years. Yes of
> course there is new applications, but the programming
> paradigms and basic OS functionality is largely the same.
> Pipes, redirection, "everything is a file", forking,
> everything launched from init, directory/fs structure,
> permissions, etc. haven't changed. Face it, you are using an
> improved, polished 20 years old OS with new Bells and
> whistles. That doesn't make it bad, it makes it mature,
> robust, well defined.
Of course, just to muddy the waters further...
"GNU's Not UNIX"
"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the
homeless, whether the mad destruction is brought under the name
of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?"
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