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    SubjectRe: Advanced Linux Kernel/Enterprise Linux Kernel
    At 11:41 AM 11/14/00, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
    >On Tue, 14 Nov 2000, Michael Rothwell wrote:
    >
    > > "Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
    > > > Multics??? [..] way too many persons on this list who know the
    > history of
    > > > Unix to try this BS.
    > >
    > > So, you're saying their nine goals were bullshit? Multics had a lot of
    > > problems. But it did a lot of ground-breaking. Perhaps you should reply
    > > to the nine goals, or the general topic of "Enterpriseness," rather than
    > > merely express your irrelevant hatred for Multics.
    > >
    >
    >Relating some "nine goals of 'Enterprise Computing'" to Multics is
    >the bullshit. When Multics was being developed, the singular goal
    >was to make an operating system that worked on DEC Equipment without
    >having to use DEC software. The emphasis was on trying to make it
    >work period.

    DEC? Try GE, specifically the GE-645 (if my memory hasn't lost any bits).

    Speaking of Multics, the last Multics system was just recently
    decomissioned. I think 35 years is a very impressive lifetime for a
    computer system. Linux, now at age 9, only has 26 years to go.


    David

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