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OSNews, Generic OSes "Plan 9 has been forked to start a development out of the Bell Labs (or whatever they are called these days...). This true community-approach allows further development of Plan 9, even if the shrinking resources at Bell-Labs for Plan 9 are vanishing. The homepage and the code can be both found at Google code. You can boot 9front from the regulary built live cd or build the binaries in your existing Plan 9 installation. Installation instructions and further information can be obtained at the 9front wiki."
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RE[2]: Wha tnow
by ricegf on Sun 17th Jul 2011 11:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Wha tnow"
ricegf
Member since:
2007-04-25

BSD (a variant of Unix) indeed predates Linux (which began development in 1991) by quite a bit. However, FreeBSD didn't begin until 1993, after the AT&T lawsuit was resolved.

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RE[3]: Wha tnow
by jptros on Mon 18th Jul 2011 14:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Wha tnow"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

Paint it white and call it a chicken. The BSD community and developers were still around nearly 15 years before Linux regardless of the law suit that lead to the serveral deriviatives we see today and the same community and developers went on to the derivatives. I stand by what I said: Linux is like "the other stuff", not the other way around. Linux is not some super original idea that has innovated the computing industry in any other way short of it's unique licensing which is what has really held its community together this long.

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RE[4]: Wha tnow
by ricegf on Mon 18th Jul 2011 19:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Wha tnow"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

If you re-read my post you'll note that I didn't disagree with anything you said, so you needn't "stand by what you said".

BSD had a huge running start time-wise, but Linux has the lion's share of market penetration today in most market categories. We can discuss why - perhaps the GPL is a factor or Linus Torvolds is a great evangelist or the lawsuit killed BSD's momentum or IBM and HP and Red Hat made critical contributions- but it's rather moot at this point except for those who are sensitive to BSD's place in computing history. *shrugs*

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RE[3]: Wha tnow
by Laurence on Mon 18th Jul 2011 19:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Wha tnow"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

BSD (a variant of Unix) indeed predates Linux (which began development in 1991) by quite a bit. However, FreeBSD didn't begin until 1993, after the AT&T lawsuit was resolved.

386BSD (which FreeBSD and NetBSD are based upon) was open source obviously pre-dates FreeBSD (albeit only by a year or two)

However, and as the other commenter said, the BSD code and community existed long before then.

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