no flames, please.
kline at tao.thought.org
Fri Mar 11 18:24:59 PST 2005
On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 06:24:10PM -0700, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
> On Mar 11, 2005, at 5:59 PM, Gary Kline wrote:
> > PS: When did DEC ever have a PeeCee? I remember their
> > 11/* machines fondly; the next thing I knew they got
> > bought out by a PC firm.
> DEC had lots of PCs. Desktops, laptops. etc. Even SAMs club had DEC
> They started off with their proprietary Pros and Rainbows, then went to
> industry standard PCs once the BIOSes had been legally cloned. Part of
> their PC work was with Olivetti.
Wasn't it DEC that crreated the early 64-bit Alpha??
Or was this afteer they were sold down the river to
<was it Compac?>? I didn't know DEC was selling Intel
> This page lists a few of them:
I'll check it out, thanks. It's interesting to see which
organizations produce winning products and which wind up
as food for larger fish.
Getting back to which (if any) Linux is worth bothering
with, this is www.ubuntulinux.org has for their lead paragraph.
"Ubuntu" is an ancient African word, meaning "humanity to
others". Ubuntu also means "I am what I am because of who we all
are". The Ubuntu Linux distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu
to the software world.
This sounds a lot like FreeBSD; it's an ethic I can get
behind. Worth checking out.
thanks to the entire group!
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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