Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jan 2012 20:39 UTC
General Unix Finally something really interesting to talk about. If you've used UNIX or any of its derivatives, you've probably wondered why there's /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin in the file system. You may even have a rationalisation for the existence of each and every one of these directories. The thing is, though - all these rationalisations were thought up after these directories were created. As it turns out, the real reasoning is pretty damn straightforward.
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RE[8]: We are stuck in the past.
by axilmar on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: We are stuck in the past."
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I don't think you have understand much of what I just said.

I've understood everything you said.

I give up.

It's ok, you don't have any arguments, I understand.

Please try and program your crazy idea.

Apparently, it's not that crazy, since there are various implementations around.

Just please ponder why Pick is in the dust bin of OS history

For the same reason BETA, a superior video format, died and VHS, an inferior format, prevailed.

For the same reason the Amiga, a superior computer, died and the PC, an inferior computer, prevailed.

For the same reason the MC68000, a superior CPU, died, while the 80x86, an inferior CPU, prevailed.

For the same reason LISP machines, a superior computer architecture, died, and other, inferior ones, prevailed.

For the same reason BeOS, a superior IS, failed, and other inferior OSes prevailed.

See? it's not always the better product that succeeds.

Unix not only survived but was endlessly copied.

And that's why he have so many problems in IT.

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