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LinuxWorld: A REBOL incursion

Oct 31, 1999, 14:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nora Mikes)

"Don't be fooled by people who say that Carl Sassenrath's new project is "just a scripting language." In reality, the chief architect of the AmigaOS is after nothing less than your cell phone, your Java-enabled toaster, and your Linux box in his quest to make your operating system irrelevant in the new world of instant messaging."

"In 1996, as the Amiga's era was coming to an end, Carl Sassenrath wrote, "After creating the Amiga multitasking kernel, I didn't stop thinking about operating systems; I just figured that someone else was going to move us forward to the next best thing. It has not happened." Sassenrath still feels that way."

"A statement like that is not going to go over well with your readership at LinuxWorld," he said. "But Linux is primarily a Unix system, and Unix systems are complex. They make great servers, but they do not make very good clients for average people who want to use computing power."

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