matthew at brightspark.eurobell.co.uk
Fri Oct 18 06:04:07 PDT 2002
"Antony Stone" <Antony at Soft-Solutions.co.uk> wrote in message
news:200210181235.g9ICZ0L28324 at vulcan.rissington.net...
> On Friday 18 October 2002 1:27 pm, Matthew Gibbons wrote:
> > The real question is, would Linux have existed if Minix had been better?
> That sounds like we're discussing spelling, not technology.
> If Minix had been 'better', and had turned into the Open Source operating
> system which took over the world, then we'd have Minix today instead of
> Who cares what it's called ?
I was being sarcastic. ;-)
> The point is that it was only going to happen if there was enough cheap
> compatible hardware available for hackers to develop the code on, and it
> only going ot become popular if there was enough cheap compatible hardware
> available for users to try it out on. That's where the x86 PC came in.
> Documentation is like sex:
> when it's good, it's very very good;
> when it's bad, it's still better than nothing.
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