Re: M$ licenses Unix
On Tue, May 20, 2003 at 09:45:33PM +0200, Mark Janssen wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-05-20 at 20:37, Wathen, Metherion wrote:
> > I read somewhere that Linux was/is based on Minix, where does
> > that figure into all of this?
> > I realize it may be a Unix variant but to what degree of
> > separation?
> > Should I be concerned that one day in the near future Linux
> > will no longer exist as an operating system?
> Linux is a reaction to minix, not based on (not on code anyway, maybe on
> some idea's, but more in general, unix idea's)
> Try googling a bit for the linux / minix history and maybe for
> "Tanenbaum and Linus"
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