Pair of Twiggys
toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Mar 15 17:55:39 CDT 2017
On 2017-03-15 5:17 PM, Peter Coghlan via cctalk wrote:
>> The whole idea of an "operating system" seems to have morphed into the
>> notion of a user interface.
>> To my way of thinking,t he various flavors of Linux are really a user
>> interface build on a single operating system.
> Has anybody else noticed that the meaning of "portable code" seems to have
> morphed into "can be built on two or three different flavours of Linux"?
1983. All the world's a VAX.
1993. No sorry, all the world's a SPARC.
2013. Oops, no, all the world's an x86.
>> One thing you can depend upon in this field is the inconstancy of
> Peter Coghlan
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