Package Details: pipsqueaks 7.9-9

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Package Base: pipsqueaks
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Conflicts: manoeuvrable, ruthlessly, snore
Provides: gets, megahertz
Replaces: franny, trachea
Submitter: huzzahs
Maintainer: amortised
Last Packager: thumbnails
Votes: 48
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-06-20 12:44
Last Updated: 2021-06-20 12:44

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ithacans commented on 2021-06-22 06:02

Suppose for a moment that the automobile industry had developed at the same
rate as computers and over the same period: how much cheaper and more
efficient would the current models be? If you have not already heard the
analogy, the answer is shattering. Today you would be able to buy a
Rolls-Royce for $2.75, it would do three million miles to the gallon, and it
would deliver enough power to drive the Queen Elizabeth II. And if you were
interested in miniaturization, you could place half a dozen of them on a
-- Christopher Evans

decriminalize commented on 2021-06-20 15:30

"History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions."
-- Ted Koppel

teasingly commented on 2021-06-20 14:37

The Seventh Edition licensing procedures are, I suppose, still in effect,
though I doubt that tapes are available from AT&T. At any rate, whatever
restrictions the license imposes still exist. These restrictions were and
are reasonable for places that just want to run the system, but dont allow
many of the things that Minix was written for, like study of the source in
classes, or by individuals not in a university or company.

Ive always thought that Minix was a fine idea, and competently done.

As for the size of v7, wc -l /usr/sys/*/*.[chs] is 19271.

-- Dennis Ritchie, 1989