Putting Linux in Perspective
Nov 28, 2007, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hughes)
"While I was cleaning up my office I ran into the March 1986
issue of UNIX/WORLD, a long-since deceased magazine. I had saved
this particular magazine because I am the author of the article
featured on the cover: The Unix System on the IBM PC.
"While what I am writing here may sound like humor, it actually
is real. That is, it is about what has happened in the last 20
years. That article was about the beginning of the revolution. Our
'real' computer in the office was a Codata 3300 which featured an
8MHz 68000 processor, 750KB of RAM and a 27MB hard disk. What did
it cost? About 16 thousand 1984 dollars..."