freebsd or linux

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Tue Dec 11 08:15:59 UTC 2018

On Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:51:31 -0500
Alejandro Imass <aimass at> wrote:

> The other curious thing and somewhat unrelated (or not?) is how close
> 386BSD FreeBSD were to Linux (both in '91, FreeBSD actually '92). So if
> only for a few months, Linux would probably not exist.

	There was another factor which gave Linux breathing space to become
workable, the ATT/BSD lawsuit that had the legal status of the BSDs in
question until it was resolved in 1994.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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