Pair of Twiggys
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Wed Mar 15 18:02:07 CDT 2017
On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 4:55 PM, Toby Thain via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> 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.
I'm waiting for the rise of cell phones to make it
202x All the world's an ARM running Android
>>> One thing you can depend upon in this field is the inconstancy of
>> Peter Coghlan
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