Windows 95 and MacOS are products, contrived by engineers in the service of specific companies. Unix, by contrast, is not so much a product as it is a painstakingly compiled oral history of the hacker subculture. It is our Gilgamesh epic.
Applicants must also have extensive knowledge of Unix, although they should have sufficiently good programming taste to not consider this an achievementhal abelson
Linux people do what they do because they hate Microsoft. We do what we do because we love Unix.theo de raadt
What I actually admire in Perl is its ability to provide a very successful abstraction of the horrible mess that is collectively called Unix.erik naggum
Look at Unix. It was essentially open source before anyone invented the term, and that caused a large number of ways to solve the same problem and left the market to sort them out, which they didn't (the market never will sort out bad quality in anything but the single most important property of the products), and Unix got itself into a position where some horribly demented crapware from Microsoft could compete with it and fool a whole bunch of people for a while.erik naggum
I do believe that in a race, it is naive to think Linux has a hope of making a dent against Microsoft starting from way behind with a fraction of the resources and amateur labor. (I feel the same about Unix.)kenneth thompson
I must say the Linux community is a lot nicer than the Unix community. A negative comment on Unix would warrent death threats. With Linux, it is like stirring up a nest of butterflies.kenneth thompson
When we take a top-tier view of the amount of code showing up inside of Linux today that is either directly related to our Unix System 5 that we directly own or is related to one of our flavors of Unix that we have derivative works rights over--we don't necessarily own those flavors, but we have control rights over how that information gets disseminated--the amount is substantial. We're not talking about just lines of code; we're talking about entire programs. We're talking about hundred [sic] of thousands of lines of code.darl mcbride
Your problem has nothing to do with git , and everything to do with emacs . And then you have the gall to talk about "Unix design" and not gumming programs together, when you yourself use the most gummed-up piece of absolute sh*t there is!linus torvalds
So I would not be surprised if the globbing libraries, for example, will do NFD-mangling in order to glob "correctly", so even programs ported from real Unix might end up getting pathnames subtly changed into NFD as part of some hot library-on-library action with UTF hackery inside.linus torvalds
Applicants must also have extensive knowledge of Unix, although they should have sufficiently good programming taste to not consider this an achievement
Unix is user-friendly it's just choosy about who its friends are.
Unix was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
This is the Unix philosophy: Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.
I think the Linux phenomenon is quite delightful, because it draws so strongly on the basis that Unix provided. Linux seems to be the among the healthiest of the direct Unix derivatives, though there are also the various BSD systems as well as the more official offerings from the workstation and mainframe manufacturers.
Those who don't understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
Will journalling become prevalent in the Unix world at large? Probably not. After all, it's nonstandard.
A lot of other people wanted a free production Unix with lots of bells and whistles and wanted to convert MINIX into that. I was dragged along in the maelstrom for a while, but when Linux came along, I was actually relieved that I could go back to professoring.andrew s. tanenbaum
I define Unix as 30 definitions of regular expressions living under one roof .donald knuth
Unix is user-friendly, it just chooses its friends.
Unix is simple and coherent, but it takes a genius (or at any rate, a programmer) to understand and appreciate its simplicity.
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