Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 20th May 2005 20:13 UTC
SGI and IRIX Can a proprietary Unix be a desktop OS that competes with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux desktops? Although it may lack the visual effects of OS X, and installation is tricky in parts, Irix is a stable desktop OS -- possibly because it runs only on SGI's own hardware. Read the rest at NewsForge.
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Re: SGI? Copycat...
by Anonymous on Sun 22nd May 2005 00:20 UTC

>>You are wrong. There was a few lines of code (a simple loop) copied from the original UNIX source to Linux by the SGI engineer.<<

> Nonesense.

Read it yourself...

http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/os/story/0,10801,85807,...

"SGI discovered at that time that three "brief fragments" of SGI-contributed code matched the Unix System V code that SGI had licensed from SCO."

My point is very clear, nobody should copy anything to the Linux kernel and not mentioning where the code is copied from...

Understand?