[TUHS] If not Linux, then what?

Charles H Sauer sauer at technologists.com
Thu Aug 29 00:22:34 AEST 2019

possible components of answer regarding animation/CGI:
o SGI/MIPS/IRIX would have fared better/longer
o Jobs would have pushed Pixar towards Mach
o P4+NVIDIA would still have been disruptive 
o Gates would have done more

Windows had usable TCP/IP, at least starting with Windows 3, from 
Trumpet, Chameleon and others. I found/find the Microsoft 32 bit 
implementation preferable running Mosaic and Netscape, but had to do 
some work with 16 bit Trumpet a few years ago for a client that needed 
me to make some things work in DOS outside of Win 3.1.

On 8/28/2019 4:36 AM, Angus Robinson wrote:
> I think another question would be, if Linux was never invented, what 
> technologies would never have happened. For instance, a bunch of 
> animation movies where made with Linux farms, Planes use Linux within 
> their inbuilt entertainment systems, the list goes on (I think NASA uses 
> linux on their ISS). How many people would be interested in 
> technology/IT sector, how many companies would have started (ie: RedHat, 
> Thwat,etc), What features/addons would not have been added to other 
> operating systems (Windows tcp/ip)? Would docker even be a thing, hyper-v ?
> I know one thing....... All the old technology would be alot more and 
> schools would have alot more vunerabilites on their PC's.
> On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 1:13 AM Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net 
> <mailto:krewat at kilonet.net>> wrote:
>     https://linux.slashdot.org/story/19/08/26/0051234/celebrating-the-28th-anniversary-of-the-linux-kernel
>     Leaving licensing and copyright issues out of this mental exercise,
>     what
>     would we have now if it wasn't for Linux? Not what you'd WANT it to be,
>     although that can add to the discussion, but what WOULD it be?
>     I'm not asking as a proponent of Linux. If anything, I was dragged
>     kicking and screaming into the current day and have begrudgingly ceded
>     my server space to Linux.
>     But if not for Linux, would it be BSD? A System V variant? Or (the
>     horror) Windows NT?
>     I do understand that this has been discussed on the list before. I
>     think, however, it would make a good late-summer exercise. Or late
>     winter depending on where you are :)
>     art k.

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