Zero Copy, FreeBSD and Linus Torvalds opinion
slackwarewolf at comcast.net
Mon May 1 21:58:49 UTC 2006
On Monday 01 May 2006 2:43 pm, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 02:29:31PM -0400, Mike Meyer wrote..
> > In <20060501180745.GC19342 at freebie.xs4all.nl>, Wilko Bulte
<wb at freebie.xs4all.nl> typed:
> > > On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 01:23:40PM +0000, Maslan wrote..
> > >
> > > > On 5/1/06, Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no> wrote:
> > > > >Allen <slackwarewolf at comcast.net> writes:
> > > > >> If you watch Revolution OS, Linus points out that his main thing
> > > > >> for doing Linux was that he wanted something like he had used at
> > > > >> the university he was at and he says it was SunOS. Sun OS /
> > > > >> Solaris, are straight BSD.
> > SunOS 5.x was the OS. Solaris 2.x was the OS plus the windowing
> > system. So when you booted a system running Solaris 2.x, you were
> > greated with SunOS 5.x banenrs. Common usage was that SunOS 5 systems
> > were called "Solaris", and SunOS 4 systems were called SunOS,
> > regardless of how Sun labelled the distribution media.
Man I would LOVE to find a good sun box. Nothing huge, just a box I can use to
toy with Solaris and oldschool stuff like early SunOS. I just don't have the
cash, all I can afford right now are PCs. And I can't even buy a new one of
those for at least a few months. Just want at least one UNIX box in the
> Well.. Sun at some point took 4.1.3 and 4.1.4 into the Solaris naming
> scheme. Just confusing to a lot of people.
Software naming has always been a pain ;)
> I meant wikipedia in general, not this one in particular. Its a bit like
> people claiming "Bill Gates invented the internet". Or Al Gore for that
> matter ;)
I use the handle gore on a lot of stuff. You'd be surprised how many people
think I mean that guy.
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