A myth that has been omission in FreeBSD Advocacy Project‏

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sat May 17 14:27:14 UTC 2014

On Fri, 16 May 2014 16:45:54 +0300, velocidade da luz wrote:
> UNIX  does exist?

Yes. :-)

UNIX as a trademark does exist.
UNIX as a philosophy does exist.
UNIX exists in many implementations (such as the BSDs, Solaris,
AIX, HP-UX, IRIX and so on (and even Linux can be considered to
be something "like UNIX").

Furthermore, especially the BSDs are free and open source, that's
why there is little chance they will disappear just because some
corporation wants them to disappear; this is a domain of proprietary
closed source products which are fully controlled by businesses
(as they are a primary means to make money, that's why continuous
"re-buying" the same stuff is more neccessary than technical and
ideological evolution).

> Plan 9 not is the successor OS for UNIX from Bell Labs?
> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_9_from_Bell_Labs

Plan 9 from Bell Labs is usually seen as a successor of the
UNIX concept, but it is not to _obsolete_ UNIX - unlike, for
example, "Windows 7" which is going to obsolete "Windows XP"
sometimes in the far future. :-)

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