Subject: Re: Linux & BSD history [was: (CLtS question) Pathname hosts]
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2003 05:16:10 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Rayiner Hashem <> wrote:
| Actually, the reason was that, at the time Torvalds started the
| project, there wasn't a good x86 version of BSD widely available.
| 386BSD wasn't released until nearly 1 year after the first release of
| Linux.

Really?!? I was happily running 386bsd 0.1 for "real work" (albeit
only mail, news, etc.) in July 1992 (on a 33 MHz '486 with 16 MB RAM
and SCSI disk). When was Linux first used for production work by
random outsiders?

| However, Linus has been quoted as saying it was because of the
| AT&T lawsuit that he continued Linux beyond the initial stages.

Yeah, that pretty much confused the issue for everybody for a while.


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