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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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