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Ceri Davies ceri at FreeBSD.org
Tue Feb 17 15:48:11 PST 2004


On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 06:01:30PM -0500, Andrew J Caines wrote:
> Kris Kennaway said...
> > The null program has been ported to every OS and architecture that has
> > or will ever be produced.
> 
> FreeBSD's null implementation has been shown in several independent
> benchmark tests to run faster than all other tested platforms and fully
> supports the null specification.
> 
> The Linux null implementation run under emulation has been reported to
> run faster than the native version on similar hardware, however these
> reports have not been well substantiated and have been vigorously
> challenged by a number of Anonymous Cowards.
> 
> Microsoft have recently announced that they will be the first to bring
> null technology to the computing world with the first release of MS
> Nothing version 8.0 SP6, available in early 2010 for whatever they are
> calling the latest tarted up version of Windows at the time. License terms
> have not been disclosed, but have been unofficially reported to be as
> little as one soul per seat.
> 
> SCO has filed suit in California against various orphans, humanitarian
> charities, homeless persons and the deceased for the infringement of their
> UNIX[TM] System V[TM] Null technology intellectual property, obtained from
> Caldera, obtained from obtained from Novell, [...], obtained from BSD. SCO
> CEO issued a press statement saying "I am taking my null and going home".

There's also a freely available implementation from Bernard Belanger,
but at 1 byte it's fricking bloatware:

	http://www.bernardbelanger.com/computing/NaDa/

Ceri

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