Re: Would Linux exist without the Internet?
>--- On Sat, 11/1/08, Darren Pilgrim <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:[color=green]
>>From: Darren Pilgrim <email@example.com>
>>Subject: Re: Would Linux exist without the Internet?
>>To: "Jayton Garnett" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Date: Saturday, November 1, 2008, 6:30 PM
>>Jayton Garnett wrote:[color=darkred]
>>>Would the Internet exist without BSD?
>>>Would Linux exist without the Internet? :)
>>By extension: Linux wouldn't exist without BSD. :)[/color]
>I've seen a quote around attributed to Linus Torvalds, stating something
>along the lines of "If I'd known about 386BSD back then, I probably
>wouldn't have created Linux."
>So an inverse is true, as well - Linux wouldn't exist with BSD. Or
I believe it's from an old LinuxNews piece, from October 1992 -
"LN: How do you feel about Minix, 386BSD, and Hurd and their authors?
Are they rivals, or or allies?
Linus: 386BSD and Hurd are most definitely allies - I'll be happy to
help them any way I can (for 386BSD I was already able to help with the
math-emulator, and I've been in contact with some others re: vm86 etc).
*If 386BSD had been available a year earlier, I would probably never
have started on Linux*, but as it is, I'm happy to say that 386BSD
didn't automatically mean that Linux wasn't worth it. Both 386BSD and
Linux have their points, and I naturally think Linux is more fun."
So there you have it, pull out your time machines. ;)
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