• What have we lost?

    From Bbslocal@bbslocal@bbs.alt119.net to comp.misc on Thu Aug 25 21:05:47 2022
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    We have ended up in a world where UNIX and Windows have taken over, and
    most people have never experienced anything else. Over the years,
    though, many other system designs have come and gone, and some of those systems have had neat ideas that were nevertheless not enough to
    achieve commercial success. We will take you on a tour of a variety of
    those systems, talking about what makes them special.
    In particular, we'll discuss IBM i, with emphasis on the Single Level
    Store, TIMI, and block terminals Interlisp, the Lisp Machine with the interface of Smalltalk OpenGenera, with a unique approach to UI design
    TRON, Japan's ambitious OS standard.

    This is an hour-long watch, but I;m getting some coffee and snacks
    ready this weekend. This seems like total OSNews bait.

    https://www.osnews.com/story/135225/what-have-we-lost/
    --
    [s]
    Internetado.
    --- If we aren't supposed to eat animals, why are they made with meat ?
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  • From Marco Moock@mo01@posteo.de to comp.misc on Fri Aug 26 09:06:14 2022
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    On Thu, 25 Aug 2022 21:05:47 -0300
    "Bbslocal" <bbslocal@bbs.alt119.net> wrote:

    We have ended up in a world where UNIX and Windows have taken over

    No, UNIX is almost dead when we talk about the spreading. The amount of
    people using BSD, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX is much lower compared to the
    amount of Linux machines.
    Every Android device has a Linux kernel.

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  • From Spiros Bousbouras@spibou@gmail.com to comp.misc on Fri Aug 26 09:28:49 2022
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    On Fri, 26 Aug 2022 09:06:14 +0200
    Marco Moock <mo01@posteo.de> wrote:
    On Thu, 25 Aug 2022 21:05:47 -0300
    "Bbslocal" <bbslocal@bbs.alt119.net> wrote:

    We have ended up in a world where UNIX and Windows have taken over

    No, UNIX is almost dead when we talk about the spreading. The amount of people using BSD, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX is much lower compared to the
    amount of Linux machines.
    Every Android device has a Linux kernel.

    I suspect that when the article
    (www.osnews.com/story/135225/what-have-we-lost/ quoting the description of www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RNbIEJvjUA) talks about Unix , it includes Linux. I haven't watched the video but that's my guess. I certainly think Linux as
    Unix. What matters for me is the programming environment rather than certification and in that sense Linux counts as Unix.
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  • From Marco Moock@mo01@posteo.de to comp.misc on Fri Aug 26 11:45:51 2022
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    On Fri, 26 Aug 2022 09:28:49 -0000 (UTC)
    Spiros Bousbouras <spibou@gmail.com> wrote:
    I certainly think Linux as
    Unix. What matters for me is the programming environment rather than certification and in that sense Linux counts as Unix.
    Ok, for that is is true, but often these terms are used otherwise.
    I would count Linux to UNIX-like operating systems.
    --
    Gruß
    Marco
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  • From Bob Eager@news0009@eager.cx to comp.misc on Fri Aug 26 11:44:26 2022
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    On Fri, 26 Aug 2022 09:06:14 +0200, Marco Moock wrote:

    On Thu, 25 Aug 2022 21:05:47 -0300 "Bbslocal" <bbslocal@bbs.alt119.net> wrote:

    We have ended up in a world where UNIX and Windows have taken over

    No, UNIX is almost dead when we talk about the spreading. The amount of people using BSD, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX is much lower compared to the
    amount of Linux machines.
    Every Android device has a Linux kernel.

    That's correct. Linux is merely a jumped up wannabe UNIX.
    --
    Using UNIX since v6 (1975)...

    Use the BIG mirror service in the UK:
    http://www.mirrorservice.org
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  • From kludge@kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) to comp.misc on Fri Aug 26 14:08:25 2022
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    Bob Eager <news0009@eager.cx> wrote:
    On Fri, 26 Aug 2022 09:06:14 +0200, Marco Moock wrote:

    On Thu, 25 Aug 2022 21:05:47 -0300 "Bbslocal" <bbslocal@bbs.alt119.net>
    wrote:

    We have ended up in a world where UNIX and Windows have taken over

    No, UNIX is almost dead when we talk about the spreading. The amount of
    people using BSD, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX is much lower compared to the
    amount of Linux machines.
    Every Android device has a Linux kernel.

    That's correct. Linux is merely a jumped up wannabe UNIX.

    Wannabe? It has both streams AND sockets!
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
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  • From Marco Moock@mo01@posteo.de to comp.misc on Fri Aug 26 17:41:44 2022
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    Am 26 Aug 2022 14:08:25 -0000
    schrieb kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey):

    Wannabe? It has both streams AND sockets!

    True, but the GNU project means GNU is not UNIX, because it is just a compatible rewrite. The Linux kernel has been added to it, but it isn't
    UNIX too, it is just (mostly) compatible with it.

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  • From Eli the Bearded@*@eli.users.panix.com to comp.misc on Fri Aug 26 19:19:51 2022
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    In comp.misc, Marco Moock <mo01@posteo.de> wrote:
    schrieb kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey):
    Wannabe? It has both streams AND sockets!
    True, but the GNU project means GNU is not UNIX, because it is just a compatible rewrite. The Linux kernel has been added to it, but it
    isn't UNIX too, it is just (mostly) compatible with it.

    Alpine offers a complete non-Gnu Linux. Gnu just wants to be
    self-important and put their name first.

    (I don't know how much Android uses Gnu, but I suspect not much.)

    Elijah
    ------
    leans anti-Gnu, but likes the grep


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  • From Marco Moock@mo01@posteo.de to comp.misc on Sat Aug 27 14:44:08 2022
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    Am Fri, 26 Aug 2022 19:19:51 -0000 (UTC)
    schrieb Eli the Bearded <*@eli.users.panix.com>:

    Alpine offers a complete non-Gnu Linux. Gnu just wants to be
    self-important and put their name first.

    (I don't know how much Android uses Gnu, but I suspect not much.)

    I don't see a problem with the GNU project. They did and still do a lot
    of work - for free and everybody has certain freedoms.

    I know that the name dispute is nasty, but I can understand it a little
    bit why they're doing it.

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  • From Zecharia Sitchin@zsitchin@nibiru.planet to comp.misc on Sat Aug 27 16:19:58 2022
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    On 26 Aug 2022 11:44:26 GMT, Bob Eager wrote:

    On Fri, 26 Aug 2022 09:06:14 +0200, Marco Moock wrote:

    On Thu, 25 Aug 2022 21:05:47 -0300 "Bbslocal" <bbslocal@bbs.alt119.net>
    wrote:

    We have ended up in a world where UNIX and Windows have taken over

    No, UNIX is almost dead when we talk about the spreading. The amount of
    people using BSD, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX is much lower compared to the
    amount of Linux machines.
    Every Android device has a Linux kernel.

    That's correct. Linux is merely a jumped up wannabe UNIX.

    There is a reason why I like to refer them as "toynix" ...
    --
    "dated to the ninth"

    Zecharia
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  • From kludge@kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) to comp.misc on Sun Aug 28 20:28:37 2022
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    In article <teapjq$kf1$1@dont-email.me>, Marco Moock <mo01@posteo.de> wrote: >Am 26 Aug 2022 14:08:25 -0000
    schrieb kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey):

    Wannabe? It has both streams AND sockets!

    True, but the GNU project means GNU is not UNIX, because it is just a >compatible rewrite. The Linux kernel has been added to it, but it isn't
    UNIX too, it is just (mostly) compatible with it.

    Linux has nothing to do with the GNU project except in that most Linux distributions bundle in a lot of GNU software, as rms is so fond of telling everyone.
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
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  • From Jim Jackson@jj@franjam.org.uk to comp.misc on Tue Aug 30 14:58:41 2022
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    On 2022-08-27, Zecharia Sitchin <zsitchin@nibiru.planet> wrote:
    On 26 Aug 2022 11:44:26 GMT, Bob Eager wrote:

    On Fri, 26 Aug 2022 09:06:14 +0200, Marco Moock wrote:

    On Thu, 25 Aug 2022 21:05:47 -0300 "Bbslocal" <bbslocal@bbs.alt119.net>
    wrote:

    We have ended up in a world where UNIX and Windows have taken over

    No, UNIX is almost dead when we talk about the spreading. The amount of
    people using BSD, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX is much lower compared to the
    amount of Linux machines.
    Every Android device has a Linux kernel.

    That's correct. Linux is merely a jumped up wannabe UNIX.

    There is a reason why I like to refer them as "toynix" ...

    I've never understood that attitude. Even 15-20 years ago when I was
    employed as a sysadmin at a UK university, Linux was as robust and as competent as any of the "proper" Unices that we ran, and it worked with
    more hardware.

    There is a reason why the worlds supercomputers are linux based, and why
    most of the cloud and major web infrastructure is also predominantly
    linux based. And why the ARM ecosphere is also Linux based.
    Anything thats cuts across that lot is not a "toy".

    I have a lot of respect for some of the BSDs - more so now with things
    like systemd - but to an outsider like me, their development processes
    seem a lot less open.

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  • From Anthk@anthk@disroot.org to comp.misc on Thu Sep 1 13:11:51 2022
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    On 2022-08-26, Bob Eager <news0009@eager.cx> wrote:
    On Fri, 26 Aug 2022 09:06:14 +0200, Marco Moock wrote:

    On Thu, 25 Aug 2022 21:05:47 -0300 "Bbslocal" <bbslocal@bbs.alt119.net>
    wrote:

    We have ended up in a world where UNIX and Windows have taken over

    No, UNIX is almost dead when we talk about the spreading. The amount of
    people using BSD, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX is much lower compared to the
    amount of Linux machines.
    Every Android device has a Linux kernel.

    That's correct. Linux is merely a jumped up wannabe UNIX.



    Current Unix' vision it's plan9 (better embraced into 9front).

    Unix as a philosphy is dead. Mac OSX it's a weird blend between
    NeXTSTep and the classic Macintosh interface, and OpenBSD
    began to put pledge and unveil. Very good, but plan9/9front's
    namespaces and the "your PC it's a network" concept it's far
    superior.

    Also, I'd consider Acme a much better Emacs than Emacs, and a
    proper conception for a visual editor as a step from ed/sam
    instead of vi/nvi.
    But, well, 9front guys fixed some concepts in sam, such as
    allowing the user to switch into the command pane
    with a keybinding, much faster than moving the mouse and
    clicking/chording a command.

    Under my OpenBSD machine, I use both the kbd and mouse with
    cwm, too. I set the keybindg with the left super key and
    the rest goes for keys reachable with the left hand, while I use
    the mouse to move/resize the windows.

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  • From Oregonian Haruspex@no_email@invalid.invalid to comp.misc on Thu Sep 8 20:13:46 2022
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    eMacs is the modern Lisp Machine. How is it not?
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