Is UNIX really UNIX? (the bun discussion?)

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  1. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    This article, hosted by IBM, gives more truth about UNIX than anywhere else I've seen.

     
  2. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    I always kinda wondered about that.

    No that we got that cleared up, lets discuss why hot dogs come in packages of 10, but hot dog buns come in packages of 8. :confused:
    Boggles the mind.
     
  3. Josh macrumors 68000

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    Because it is intended that every person, will always, without fail, buy 5 packages of buns a long with 4 packages of hot dogs.

    That, and there are more misc. meat farms than there are bun farms.
     
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    the hot dogs i buy come in packages of 8...:confused:

    as usual for ibm articles, it was interesting, but so wordy as to be confusing enough for me not to finish it. anywhere with an 'extended summary?'
     
  5. mdavey macrumors 6502a

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    Mine too, but I can only get buns in 6x or 12x :rolleyes:
     
  6. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yep, 8 or 10 around here.

    So many things have been called Unix by so many people for so many years that the term no longer means anything. If it walks and quacks like a duck, it's probably an operating system. Or a duck. Or not.

    I think that covers it.
     
  7. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    The bun discussion? A little off topic.... What have I done! :eek: :eek:
    Maybe this need it's own thread. Ha! That would be pretty low.

    OK, back to UNIX!
     
  8. jhu macrumors 6502a

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    the different versions of "unix" are more similar than not. UNIX is a trademark. Unix is a design philosophy.
     
  9. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Technically, they're more similar than not. Operationally, they're still not all that similar but certainly better than they were in the 1980s.
     
  10. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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  11. jhu macrumors 6502a

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    what? no unix condoms?
     
  12. After G macrumors 68000

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    Hot dogs come in packs of 8 and buns in packs of 10 so you can buy 5 packs of hot dogs and 4 packs of buns and have the same amount of hot dogs as buns.
     
  13. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Eunuchs wouldn't need them...
     

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