The Unix Haters' Handbook
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Mon Apr 7 05:11:19 CDT 2008
On Sun, Apr 06, 2008 at 06:23:51PM -0700, John Floren wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 5:50 PM, Cameron Kaiser <spectre at floodgap.com> 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"?
Not intentionally ;-)
But in that case, Rob is wrong, Unix as a OS family is very much alive.
To cite someone else:
If UNIX is dead, the necromancer who is animating the corpse is doing a
damn fine job. -- Par Leijonhufvud (parlei at algonet.se) in a.s.r.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and
looks like work." -- Thomas A. Edison
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