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Compatibility woes / deprecation (Miscellaneous)

posted by Rugxulo(R) Homepage, Usono, 18.02.2009, 21:36

> However IMHO they are a minor footnote in computing history, and not the
> glorious revolution it is often pretended to be.

I agree that it's not the holy grail of the programming world, but it's better than nothing. "Hey, why not develop your own standard then?" you would probably say to me if I disliked it. :-P

> Also detaching Unix a bit from AT&T was a main objective. AT&T didn't see
> Unix as core business.

AT&T was legally prohibited from selling the OS outright due to their huge commercial influence (which is now strangely being resurrected after various mergers and exclusivity deals). They were too big for their britches and had to be split up "back in the day". Or so I'm told.


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