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zorgon
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Icon 14 posted July 08, 2003 10:06      Profile for zorgon     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Outstanding.

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Icon 10 posted July 08, 2003 10:16      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hee hee...

Here's the shot for those who missed him...

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Icon 1 posted July 08, 2003 10:17      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I thought that was him! You sure get some interesting visitors. [thumbsup]
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Icon 1 posted July 08, 2003 13:36      Profile for Punk Rawk Poet     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This might sound really ungeeky, but who is this guy? [Confused]

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Icon 1 posted July 08, 2003 14:01      Profile for Tut-an-Geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What is it? A photoshop job of GMx? [Smile]
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Icon 1 posted July 08, 2003 14:31      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sort of looks like me without the FAT. [Big Grin]
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lol GMx [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by Punk Rawk Poet:
This might sound really ungeeky, but who is this guy? [Confused]

<<wondering the same thing.

oi... Nice lamp.

GMx, rotflmao into space!! If it was a woman in that pic... u'd be dead. "Horizontally challenged" rather. [Wink]

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I can't answer that without more information.

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Icon 1 posted July 08, 2003 20:33      Profile for californiarockr     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Punk Rawk Poet:
This might sound really ungeeky, but who is this guy? [Confused]

he, my friend, created the linux OS, which is what your new os x machine is partially based off of. ever use terminal or X11? thank linus for making that part of your pretty computer

well sorta, at least, he took some from unix, so thank the kids at bell labs too

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quote:
Originally posted by californiarockr:
quote:
Originally posted by Punk Rawk Poet:
This might sound really ungeeky, but who is this guy? [Confused]

he, my friend, created the linux OS, which is what your new os x machine is partially based off of. ever use terminal or X11? thank linus for making that part of your pretty computer

well sorta, at least, he took some from unix, so thank the kids at bell labs too

*WRONG*
That's so far off, it's not even funny. He created the Linux OS...if by OS you mean the kernel proper - the core of the operating sytem - this he aboslutely did. The rest of your claims should be attributed to other people & projects. X11 was from MIT. OS X is based on FreeBSD - which has *no relations* to Linux, whatsoever - closer ties to Bell Labs, yes. Also, Terminal.app in OS X is an Apple application, a terminal emulator (that tries to adhere to a good many standards, but fails out of the box), whose default shell is tcsh.

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Icon 1 posted July 09, 2003 08:04      Profile for Punk Rawk Poet     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks so much for clearing that up!

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Linus is often the one that recieves the most credit for Linux. He was mostly the one that got the ball rolling in open source and began the core of the os, however, Linux was created by many a many a many, etc, people across the globe. Richard Stallman helped in open source too. [Smile] good guy. I watched revolution OS [Smile] haha.. cuz I'm a geek like that. anyways, Linus is cool. so is Linux, and Richard. and me [Smile]

Tony Rad

And of course GC is cool too. [Wink]

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grr....evil

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Icon 13 posted July 14, 2003 10:18      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
You can go back to reinstalling Windows now Smeg. [shake head]
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Icon 1 posted July 14, 2003 15:45      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Rats! I was hoping for this Linus:
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Yummy... [Wink]

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Shinaku
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Icon 1 posted July 16, 2003 12:34      Profile for Shinaku   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
eww, why the hell did you bring THAT up???

*Spews*

And yes, I have Windows and like it [Smile] , although i can't wait for my Mac [Wink]

oh BTW why isn't any one on IRC???? Im bored

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Icon 8 posted July 22, 2003 18:00      Profile for zorgon     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well I was hoping you could tell us somezing about the Linus visit to the Geek Culture HQ Snag ... something up? [Big Grin]

And really, kids, you should know about Linus. He's the last of the grand old hackers, whilst still being a young guy. One day in school he said, "gee, wouldn't it be nice to have a unixlike kernel that would be free of licensing encumbrances so you could really hack it?" And he went and *did* it. Got some friends involved to make it better, and they told two friends, and so on and so on, after not too long somebody compiled the GNU tools set, and voila. An OS. Truly free, if not exactly an original concept.

And this really put Microsoft and Apple's feet to the fire. Improvements in Windows and MacOS that you can see *and afford* happened because zillions of hobbyists said, "Gee, this OS is teh svck, but Linux is fun and FREE so why should I bother?"

And the rest is history.

Thank you all for your kind attention. [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted July 25, 2003 16:47      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by zorgon:
And really, kids, you should know about Linus. He's the last of the grand old hackers, whilst still being a young guy.

ROFLMAO!!

You must be kidding right? Some guy ports MULTIX to prove to his professor the whole macro vs. micro kernel bit, and he's the last of the grand old hackers? Have you been asleep?

What about the MUCH more useful stuff that is going on all over right now? Oh, wait. I'm sorry, things like this, or
this, oh, and let's not forget: this one.

Please remember, innovation is not dead, and not all "hacking" involves OS stuff. The OS is just almost finished (for now), while many other fields have an amazing way to go.

Not that Linus Torvalds isn't cool... I think the Crusoe was one of the best chips ever. But Linux? What have you done for me lately? [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted July 25, 2003 17:32      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Winter, I fail to comprehend your Crusoe comment - while Linus worked at Transmeta, he was a junior scientist there - he did not invent the Crusoe chip, or its use of VLIW there. He certainly did some very good work there, and his knowledge of kernel matters certainly helped with his work there, but I don't really believe he was a major innovator ther. The best part of his work arrangement was the fact that he could spend time as needed to work on Linux, with no strings attached. He has taken a leave of absence (or break of sorts) from Transmeta, though to work at the Open Source Developement Labs for a year or so - it will be rather interesting to see what he does there as well.

I do agree with you that he is certainly not 'one of the last grand old hackers,' as there are surely some I have missed in the last bit, and there will surely be some great ones to come.

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Icon 10 posted July 26, 2003 18:29      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
DMan, you are correct, AFAIK. I meant that I respect his contributions to the Transmeta Crusoe more than I respect Linux. I admit that I thought he was a more significant contributor, however.

-WS

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