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SubjectRE: Advanced Linux Kernel/Enterprise Linux Kernel
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I would agree that Multics probably wouldn't qualify as a platform for
enterprise computing these days, but it is interesting to examine the 9
stated goals, and see how they relate to enterprise computing. They are
applicable goals, although they certainly don't qualify as the only set, and
could well be expanded given what has been learned in the 35 years since.

Marty

-----Original Message-----
From: Buddha Buck [mailto:bmbuck@14850.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 9:52 AM
To: Michael Rothwell; root@chaos.analogic.com
Cc: Linux kernel
Subject: Re: Advanced Linux Kernel/Enterprise Linux Kernel


At 01:10 PM 11/14/00 -0500, 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.

It may be reasonable to question them as "goals of 'Enterprise Computing'".

I found, on http://www.multicians.org/general.html, a list of those same
nine goals, introduced by the sentence "As described in the 1965 paper
Introduction and Overview of the Multics System by Corbató and Vyssotsky,
there were nine major goals for Multics:"

While those were the goals of Multics, it is not at all clear that Multics
would classify these days as a platform for "Enterprise Computing". I'll
note that the word "enterprise" does not appear in either the general FAQ
page I cited, nor in the linked article it cites.

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