How the Mac was born... supposedly...

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Thu Jan 13 15:58:32 2005

On Thu, 13 Jan 2005, Tom Jennings wrote:

> > Are you saying that Linux wasn't around in 1994?
> I know it *existed* then, and for a couple of years. I don't recall
> it being a player though, like the little unixes were. Once they
> were ported you got the whole thing.

I recall differently. By the start of 1994 I had a a Linux box running on
a spare 486 with a modem (two actually IIRC), a fully functional TCP/IP
stack and PPP so I could connect to my friend's burgeoning Linux ISP. And
I still have that box with a ton of pr0n on it that could have only come
from the Usenet to prove this all ;)

> This is bordering on religion, I don't care enough about the

I think it may be more a case of differing recollections, but more than
that, different experiences, influences, and environments. It is clear
that there were a lot of options in the early 1990s, but which ones were
the most viable, and which ones contributed most to the explosive growth
of the internet?

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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