Unix at 50: How the OS that powered smartphones started from failure

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Unix at 50: How the OS that powered smartphones started from failure

Post by JoeFootball » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:47 am

I'm not so sure about the technical accuracy of "Unix powers Android", but it's a good article. :)

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/08 ... searchers/

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Re: Unix at 50: How the OS that powered smartphones started from failure

Post by rene » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:58 am

JoeFootball wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:47 am
I'm not so sure about the technical accuracy of "Unix powers Android"
Tecnically it's in fact relatively accurate, only not in a commercial/trademark sense. Linux may not derive in a direct sense from the original Unix code base but it certainly does from its technology, its concepts.

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Re: Unix at 50: How the OS that powered smartphones started from failure

Post by JoeFootball » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:00 pm

rene wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:58 am
...but it certainly does from its technology, its concepts.
In that sense, I do agree. :)

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