Xah Lee's Unixism

jmfbahciv at aol.com jmfbahciv at aol.com
Fri Sep 3 12:42:07 CEST 2004


In article <opsdpprvxppqzri1 at mjolner.upc.no>,
   "John Thingstad" <john.thingstad at chello.no> wrote:
>On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 18:19:43 +0000 (UTC), Andre Majorel  
><amajorel at teezer.fr> wrote:
>
>> On 2004-09-02, John Thingstad <john.thingstad at chello.no> wrote:
>>
>>> The fact that the NT kernel is not entirely stable yet really
>>> shouldn't supprise anyone. Afterall Unix has messed with it's
>>> kernel for 30 years.
>>
>> I feel compelled to point out that Linux achieved considerably
>> better stability after just a few years.
>>
>
>I feel compelled to replay that Linux is based on the Posix standard which
>is basically a recipie for writing unix. They did not write a new
>operating system. They implemented a tested and proven one.

So was Cutler's.  He had his own ideas about what an OS should
do.  None of them delievered efficient computing services that
the customer wanted.

/BAH


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