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Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Thu Oct 17 14:55:39 PDT 2002


On Thu, 17 Oct 2002 21:48:16 +0000 (UTC)
ruifmferreira at hotmail.com ("Rui Ferreira") wrote:

> > > Linux was initially a port of Unix to the x86 architecture, right?
> >
> > No.
> ????????????????????????
> 
> From www.kernel.org (the third paragraph)
> 
> What is Linux?
> Linux is a clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by
> Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers
> across the Net.

Exactly. note the use of the word 'clone'.

Linux is a cleanroom unix. it wasnt ported from anything (although it
probably contains various ported code fragments nowadays...

And it didnt start out as a unix cloning project - it started out as
Linus terminal prog ;)
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