The Unix Haters' Handbook

John Floren slawmaster at
Sun Apr 6 20:23:51 CDT 2008

On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 5:50 PM, Cameron Kaiser <spectre at> wrote:
> > >   Chapter 1---not so much any more.  This was a time (94) when the ANSI-C
>  > > standard had only been out a few years so there was still quite a bit of K&R
>  > > C floating around.  This was also a time when there were still plenty of
>  > > Unix versions floating around, instead of the what?  Five we have left now?
>  > > (Linux, Open|Free|NetBSD, Solaris).
>  >
>  > HP-UX and AIX are still alive and kicking, so commercial UNIX isn't
>  > dead, it just smells funny.
>  I giggled very loudly when I read this. Well put.

A take on Rob Pike's "Not only is Unix dead, it's starting to smell really bad"?

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