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SubjectRe: Byte article - 64 bit Unix


Hi Rob!

On Fri, 25 Oct 1996, Rob Glover wrote:

> Linux probably wasn't mentioned because Linux isn't 64-bit <jeez i hope
> i'm right so i don't get flamed ;>
>
> -Rob

Hmmm ... In my opinion, you are going to be flamed a lot ...

- With a 64 bit O/S like linux/Alpha you can virtually map all the
silicium of the universe.
- Linux/Alpha has a 64 bit time_t that allows to not reboot for about 30
times the elapsed time from the BIG BANG.

The above text is a joke. Obviously, I know advantages of 64 bit
architecture and O/S (es).

A journalist have to write papers. It is his job. Probably he did not
have informations about Linux and NetBSD or is a bad journalist.
But you, who subscribed to linux lists, receive informations.

You're unforgivable!!!

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Gerard.


> On Fri, 25 Oct 1996, Tyson D Sawyer wrote:
>
> > I quote from page 141 of the November 1996 issue of Byte in the box
> > titled "Unix Pushes the 64-bit Encelope":
> >
> > Digital Equipment's Unix, IBM's OS/400, and
> > Silcon Graphic's Irix are the only full
> > 64-bit OS environments available today.
> >
> > This seems at least a little inflamatory to a Linux (sadly, not Alpha)
> > user such as myself. No meaning of that statement is lost due to missing
> > context and Linux is not mentioned in the article anywhere.
> >
> > Ty
> >
> >
>
>
>

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