[time-nuts] Unix

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Sun Apr 25 08:04:14 EDT 2010


Solaris at least has "seen the light" and is becoming a lot more open than it once was. 


On Apr 25, 2010, at 8:01 AM, Magnus Danielson wrote:

> On 04/25/2010 10:55 AM, Steve Rooke wrote:
>> On 25 April 2010 02:39, Magnus Danielson<magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org>  wrote:
>>> On 04/24/2010 03:57 PM, Bob Camp wrote:
>>>> Hi
>>>> Hmmm, good point.
>>>> The port must have been to something other than Linux.
>>> One of the many flavours of BSD I guess, or one of the many other flavours
>>> of UNIX.
>>> I have become old enough that most of the UNIX flavours I have worked on is
>>> now deceased or about to. This is mainly the history of commercial UNIXes.
>> Unix will never die! They said it was going to die in the 80's but
>> it's still going strong in some form or another, or imitated,
>> embedded, pervasive, a survivor. What's more the ones you think are
>> deceased are still being used out there by small and large groups of
>> people who just won't let it die, they'll have to prise it out of
>> their cold dead hands. Why, well people swear by it, all the other OS'
>> people just swear at them (well at least one OS I can think of :)
> You didn't get me right... UNIX (and offspring Linux) is not dying, but Xenix, SunOS, Ultrix, OSF/1, HP-UX, IRIX etc. is dying or dead. Wonder what is happening to AIX (which I haven't used) and Solaris. These are all various vendors proprietary variants of UNIX. The field have shifted in that sense. A greater part of the OS is now being brought in from the open and only necessary stuff is added for the task at hand.
> Proprietary OSes in the old sense is less and less meaningful.
> Cheers,
> Magnus
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