Old 10th May 2003, 01:04   #1
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I met Linus Torvalds today

Yep, the dude who invented the Linux operating system made a trip to Fry's where I work today. I didnt know who he was at frst, but I helped him out on selling him a Digital Camera Photo Frame, then I went to get the paperwork for him and thats when I found out who he was. He's a pretty nice guy, really funny too. I was saying that Linux was the only operating system I have yet to learn. He smiled and laughed and said, "Well someday it will rule the world, ha ha ha!" It was crazy.

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Old 10th May 2003, 01:09   #2
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omg you MUST show me his entry in the computers the next time i go to frys
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Old 10th May 2003, 01:10   #3
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Cool . You should have slapped him and told him he souldn't have based his OS on Unix but something decent.

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Old 10th May 2003, 01:15   #4
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Cool . You should have slapped him and told him he souldn't have based his OS on Unix but something decent.
Yea, like Windows SE.
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Old 10th May 2003, 01:20   #5
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Wow, a prince among geeks.


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Old 10th May 2003, 01:27   #6
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/me kills bizz out of jealously...

hehe...j/k :|

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Old 10th May 2003, 01:32   #7
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Taken from the Unix haters guide [3.7Mb pdf]

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One reason Suns boot so fast is that they boot less. When a LispM loads code into memory, it loas a lot of debugging information too. For example, each function records the names of its arguments and local variables, the names of all the macros expanded to produce its code, documentation strings, and sometimes an interpreted definition, jut for good measure.

Oh, eash function also remembers which file it was defined in. You have no idea how useful this is: there's an editor command called "meta-point" that immediatly transfers you to the source of any function, without breaking your stride. ANY function, not just one of a special predetermined set. Likewise, there's a key that causes the calling sequence of a function to be displayed instantly.
To me that's a lot better than *nix already and this OS was around before 1987!

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