Fun_People Archive
11 Sep
Unix - the Jurassic OS?

Date: Sun, 11 Sep 94 13:14:23 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: Unix - the Jurassic OS?

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
From: (Craig Good)

[I found this gem of an analogy on comp.sys.mac.apps -- Craig]

> UNIX is a dinosaur.  Like the first dinosaurs, many of us have some
> fascination with them, but most of us would really prefer that they
> stayed extinct.  The Mac OS, OS/2, etc., evolved from the little
> mammals that scrambled under the feet of dinosaurs like UNIX.
> J Greely (

A fairer analogy would cast proprietary mainframe operating systems in
the role of the dinosaurs, Unix in the role of the bright, curious
little mammals, and personal computers squarely in the insect kingdom.
They evolve quickly, breed like flies, and would take over the world
if only they could get organized.

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []