31663Re: [peditors] hi...
- Apr 9, 2013On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 6:53 AM, Paul Nevai <nevai@...-state.edu> wrote:
> It's good to hear from all of you...And good to hear from you.
> The thing about unix is that I am pretty sure that it will survive me asSince a lot of what's out there is based on Linux, I concur. Android
> opposed to all those here today and gone tomorrow OSs.
has a Linux kernel. Google's Chromium has a Linux kernel under the
So does Palm/HP's WebOS. RIM's new Blackberry OS is based on Qnx, not
Linux, but Qnx's design was modeled after Unix.
> BTW, when I say "Unix" I mean OS X. E.g., I write this email with mutt andYep. OS/X is a modified BSD kernel with the standard Gnu utilities.
> emacs in the terminal application of my Mac.
Apple did a good job of integrating a GUI on top of it, so most Apple
users never need to go near a command line.
The bugger factor down the road will be convergence. With Windows 8,
MS has a version of Windows available for ARM based devices, with the
goal of the same OS running on anything you might have: desktop,
laptop, netbook, tablet, smartphone...
Android is moving in that direction, being embedded in smartphones and
tablets, with an alpha X86 desktop port available.
I expect increasing convergence by Apple, too, and at some point I
expect OS/X to be subsumed into iOS. What this will mean for folks
like you is unclear.
> Best regards, Paul______
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