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Originally Posted by techieMoe PS - Guys, I'm not trying to be difficult here, I'm just trying to clarify what I saw as a misinterpretation of publicly-available factual information. I ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    PS - Guys, I'm not trying to be difficult here, I'm just trying to clarify what I saw as a misinterpretation of publicly-available factual information. I know it might be silly (and off-topic) to argue this point, so I'm just going to stop here.
    That's appreciated, by those who don't have the energy today to put up the good fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    As far as I knew, Minix was in fact a Unix Microkernel optimized for the PC...then again I could be wrong.
    Can't resist... one more thing... from Tannenbaum's official Minix site (here):

    MINIX has been written from scratch, and therefore does not contain any AT&T code--not in the kernel, the compiler, the utilities, or the libraries. For this reason the complete source can be made available (by FTP or via the WWW).

    Ok. Really, I'm done now. Haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    As far as I knew, Minix was in fact a Unix Microkernel optimized for the PC...then again I could be wrong.
    Can't resist... one more thing... from Tannenbaum's official Minix site (here):

    MINIX has been written from scratch, and therefore does not contain any AT&T code--not in the kernel, the compiler, the utilities, or the libraries. For this reason the complete source can be made available (by FTP or via the WWW).

    Ok. Really, I'm done now. Haha.
    I've been definitively proven wrong...
    Now I'm done...really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    Linux is a Unix-like OS, let's leave it at that (/me smells another OpenBSD Thread)
    heh heh heh
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Harrison
    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    Linux is a Unix-like OS, let's leave it at that (/me smells another OpenBSD Thread)
    heh heh heh
    What? Was it something I said?! :o

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    ah, look at how polite we are being.

    lakerdonald "techiemoe, may i slap you in the face"
    techiemoe "certainly"
    SMACK

    techiemoe "would it be posible me me to have a shot at slaping your face lakerdonald"
    lakerdonald "go ahead and give it a go"
    SMACK

    techiemoe "why howabout one more round"
    lakerdonald "why not"
    SMACK

    SMACK

    techiemoe "ok, im done now"
    lakerdonald "me too"
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    wtf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    For a little more info on the reasons why Linux is NOT Unix, read up here:

    http://www.tchpc.tcd.ie/Support/Trai...ackground.html

    Take special note of Section 2.2 "Linux vs UNIX"
    Trinity is like 5 miles from my house dude. You really went a distance to find that link (magic of the oul internet). Good oul TCD.

    Considering the differences within Unix itself, and that the Unix name is now managed by the open group I've often pondered if the perceived difference between linux and unix is really only one for spreading identity. I mean if we called it free Unix I doubt it would get as much attention. But a new magical OS with roots in the almighty Unix sounds much better.

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    As far as the Linux != UNIX bit . . .




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