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Groklaw: The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin--Ch. 20

Nov 03, 2005, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter H. Salus)

"From the early 1980s on, the big gripe about Unix was that it had split and resplit, that there were just too many variants. The fact that they had a common base was irrelevant to the critics--and many (if not most) of those critics were selling VMS or MVS or DOS or...

"Following Linus' postings of 1991, there soon were what we have come to call 'distributions.' And, rather than utilizing ftp, they came on CD-ROM..."

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