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LinuxPlanet: From the Desktop: Fishing for Trout, Catching a Marlin

Dec 19, 2000, 14:22 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"I mean, if you threw out all of the innovative work Linus Torvalds and the rest of the Kernel Gang has done over the last nine years, and just traced the origins of Linux back through Minux and its other ancestors, sure, you could say that Linux is based on thirty, forty, or however-many-years ago technology. I would not dispute that...."

"Older technology is not always a bad thing--something that many of us need to have drilled into our heads once in a while."

"Is Linux based on forty-year old technology? Yes! It's also based on this week's announcement of a new test kernel! Or the abacus someone invented in China thousands of years ago!"

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