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The Perfect OS

Jun 18, 2009, 18:33 (2 Talkback[s])

"It's a testament to the genius of unix design that a 39 year old operating system is so prevalent in 2009. Unix introduced so many operating system features we take for granted that they aren't worth enumerating. Suffice it to say that all operating systems have taken some degree of inspiration from unix.

"I am certain that someday some clever group of young developers will create an operating system that is just as revolutionary as unix was in 1970. Maybe not in my lifetime, and it's very likely that 20 years from now I will still be cd-ing and ls-ing my way around a unix shell prompt. For now, the perfect underlying os is still some flavor of unix."

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