Action in Ubuntu Users

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 08:04:42 BST 2010


On 14 September 2010 00:34, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> On Monday, September 13, 2010 10:53 PM, David Gerard wrote:

>> Linux is Unix, so this is entirely feasible. Look up UUCP and Usenet
>> on Wikipedia. You don't even need the Internet - UUCP can run over any
>> sort of connection. It was originally for just dialup modems, back
>> when 19200 bits per second was *amazing*.

> Linux is not UNIX. It is mostly compatible with the POSIX
> specifications. Linux stands on its own today.


For these purposes it's Unix enough, and the distinction is querulous.


- d.



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