mac comps

Matthew Gibbons matthew at brightspark.eurobell.co.uk
Thu Oct 17 14:27:55 PDT 2002


Yeah, but then you could get a decent flavour of UN*X for both those
platforms... :-P

Incidentally, at one time, Bill Gates thought that the future of the PC was
Xenix. Hmm.

Cheers,
Matthew

"Antony Stone" <Antony at Soft-Solutions.co.uk> wrote in message
news:20021017210518.HTHZ27697.mta05-svc.ntlworld.com at there...
> On Thursday 17 October 2002 9:52 pm, Ian Molton wrote:
>
> > On Thu, 17 Oct 2002 19:30:52 +0000 (UTC)
> >
> > archaic at comcast.net (Archaic) wrote:
> > > And remember, if they weren't, Linux wouldn't exist. :)
> >
> > Why?
>
> Because the whole point of Linux in the first place was that it was Unix
> written for affordable hardware, and since then it has spread because so
many
> people have been able to use it (and write it) on cheap off-the-shelf
systems.
>
> If Linux had originally been developed to run only on Sparc machines, or
> Alphas, for example, there's no way it would have got as big, or as well
> recognised, as it has today.
>
> Antony.
>
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