unix

The Atari ST Could Have Run Unix

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ST_Desktop-620x387.png" />In a longish post over at <a HREF="http://www.dadhacker.com/blog/?p=1355">Dadhacker</a>, Landon Dyer tells us t

Linux is Gaining Popularity in Enterprise Computing

The Linux Foundation recently conducted a survey to identify just how popular Linux is in the enterprise computing world. Traditional studies of OS popularity conducted by traditional analyst firms us

Everything old is new again: Microsoft MinWin attempts to modularize Windows

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/windows_kernel_ars.jpg" />There have, historically, been two competing models of operating systems development. There's the <a href="http

Do one thing, and do it well: 40 years of UNIX

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/40years.png" alt="40years" title="40years" />Generally speaking, 40 is considered "over the hill" in human beings. I'm 35, and as I get c

All About Linux 2008: Linux distros I've loved before

In honor of Linux week, I’d like to talk about some distros I’ve known and loved. This isn’t an exhaustive list and many aren’t really distros, but it’s more an exercise

All About Linux 2008: Aren't UNIX and Linux the same thing? Yes and no.

The “What’s the difference between UNIX and Linux?” question can be answered similar to the analogy section that many of us had to complete on the SAT test; UNIX is to DOS as Linux i

All About Linux 2008: Why use Linux?

Purdy! You know who you are: the guy who doesn’t do Linux. Windows works fine, all of your software works under Windows, and things are much cooler when you don’t have to worry about all t

SCO gets delisted

Oh, how far the mighty have fallen. If you remember, SCO was patent trolling back in the day over UNIX and Linux. They sued a number of folks, including IBM, and then sunk into the muck of late, losin

SCO Doesn't Own Linux Or "What Happens To Patent Trolls"

Since 2003, SCO has been fighting bigger and bigger enemies in hopes of enforcing its UNIX patents. Well, a judge has just decided the SCO has no hold on UNIX patents and that Novell owns all of them.

Dork At Stanford Raps About UNIX Commands

Not even a minute into this video and I was cracking up. It’s not even because he’s rapping (poorly) about UNIX-commands, it’s that this is the biggest display of geekism ever. The b