Re: Linux distros... where do I start?
From: Nico Kadel-Garcia (nkadel_at_comcast.net)
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 17:09:45 -0500
"Gary R. Schmidt" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> > Which one? DG/UX, or that OSF1 "we'll be open source but not really"
> > monstrosity called Tru64?
> Bzzzt! DG/UX was from Data General, and ran on the Eclipse (quite a
> nice machine, by the way).
> The first Unix from Digital was "Ultrix", AFAIR, which was then replaced
> by OSF/1, which was simply renamed to "Tru64" at some time.
Ahh. Thank you, I'd forgotten (with great effort) Ultrix. Ultrix was on the
Microvaxen I did some network compatibility work with maybe, hmm, 15 years
ago? I wasn't the primary maintainer on those, and tried to encourage them
to migrate to SunOS for cross-compatibility and software upgradability. (At
the time, SunOS was much better at accepting the growing body of open source
and freeware that became the core of the Linux-based operating systems.)
Linux has since taken over that place in my heart.
Porting gcc and libftc, later g77 over to SunOS to run people's code more
effectively and with better error warnings than Sun's own compilers was