[ih] Unix vs. Multics (was - Re: what is and isn't the web, was Rise and Fall of the Gopher Protocol)

Dave Crocker dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Mon Aug 22 09:02:23 PDT 2016

On 8/22/2016 8:00 AM, John Day wrote:
> Unix is of course a castrated Multics.

I think that's actually a counter-productive view and probably just 
plain wrong.

While yeah, Unix was a /reaction/ to Multics, I think the divergence was 
at a the level of design approaches, rather than about any of the 
specific technology.

Multics was a classic "big system" design approach.  Unix was a classic 
"minimal system" design approach.



   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking

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