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    SubjectRe: Advanced Linux Kernel/Enterprise Linux Kernel
    On Tue, 14 Nov 2000, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

    > On Tue, 14 Nov 2000, Michael Rothwell wrote:
    > > "Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Relating some "nine goals of 'Enterprise Computing'" to Multics is
    > > > the bullshit.
    > >
    > > Funny, I got those off the "Multics FAQ" page.
    > >
    > > -M
    > >
    > History is being rewritten. When Multics was being developed by AT&T,
    > it was found to be unusable on the DEC. It was a PDP-8, so the
    > story is told. General Electric got the first contract to make
    > a machine specifically designed for Multics and development
    > continued.
    > The original DEC was "given" to W. M. Ritchie and his staff in
    > "Department 58213". He wanted to use it for games. To do so, required
    > him to write some sort of OS, which became Unix.
    > As I said, when Multics was designed, the only criteria as to
    > get it to work on a DEC. It didn't. To use this development as
    > an example of "enterprise computing" is absurd and belies its
    > well documented history.

    But .. but... but they said so on slashdot. That must make it true. ;)

    Gerhard Mack

    <>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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