Can someone tell me what this means?
spectre at floodgap.com
Sat Aug 11 11:37:38 CDT 2007
> This from today's New York Times story at
> http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/11/technology/11novell.html about SCO
> losing its claims to ownership of Unix:
> "The Unix operating system, which has become popular with some
> independent-minded PC users as well as in the corporate world, was
> developed by AT&T researchers at Bell Labs beginning in 1969. During
> the 1970s, the operating system became highly influential in academic
> computing and in computer science departments.
> In the _80s, it had a significant impact in the computer workstation
> and minicomputer markets, although it never gained a significant
> foothold in the personal computer business until Steven P. Jobs
> brought a version of Unix with him when he returned to Apple Computer
> in 1997. Some PC makers have begun to offer versions of Linux instead
> of Microsoft_s Windows operating systems."
> What does Apple and Steve Jobs have to do with Unix?
I think the statement is legitimate. Mac OS X is the Unixy thing with the
largest installed user base. I would imagine, though I have no figures,
that they are at the top or near the top of the desktop Unix market simply
because of the number of OS X capable Macs out there.
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