Old farts and new Linux
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon May 3 21:11:38 UTC 2004
On Monday 03 May 2004 14:08, John Nichel wrote:
>Graham Campbell wrote:
>> And speaking of the hippie o/s, did you ever wonder how the
>> internet ended up without a central controlling authority? Because
>> it was designed by some almost hippie grad students back in the
>Hmmmm....would the Atari 400 with BASIC cartridge that I learned to
>program on be considered a 'hippie o/s'? ;)
Maybe in some circles. Me, I just figured it was another of mostek's
drain bamaged things.
Me, I got my first taste of a linux/unix like os in a much simpler
way, one of my long lasting stepping stones to playing with the big
dogs was os9 on the TRS-80 Color Computer. I still have half a dozen
of those yet. It was quite a bit like the *nix's, but without the
security unless you were logging in from a tty. The machines own
keyboard always had "root" priviledges.
Nitros9, a community developed version of os9 that runs on a hitachi
6309 cpu, is about 2x faster, and dead stable on a properly equipt
CoCo3. The poorly written app may crash, but that os could survive a
nuke attack I think.
All my years of running am amiga that fit between the CoCo's and
linux, were basicly spent trying to get a 14 day uptime.
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