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I just stumbled upon this article while doing a search on "linux unix imitation" from www.google.com and it looks at different sides of the Linux phenomenon that it has become. Sure, it is a dated article but still it shows a lot of legitimate concerns that users and developers alike have been seeing the past few years in Linux Operating Environment frontier.

Other people have very many different views regarding Linux with relations to UNIX -- some say that one's a clone of another, while people like me (or I might be alone) will refuse to accept "per se" the premise and go on to say that one is a completely different innovation from the other. There's an interesting discussion between me and some unnamed person in the plug-newbies list regarding the definition of the word "clone" and the branding that Linux is a UNIX clone. [1]

Although the discussion is moot and academic even from the start, it still is a very fertile topic for discussion. Of course, having to discuss anything closely related to concepts almost always gets my juices flowing -- and therefore online discussion almost always fascinates me to engage other people even just through "intellectual" discourse.

I know, I should be spending my time doing productive work -- but hey, I have a life too. Or so I'd like to think anyway. :D

Still, I think Linux is one of the best things that has ever happened in the IT industry -- second only to the emergence of IBM compatible or "clones". There's that word again. ;)

[1] - http://archives.free.net.ph/message/20050609.081313.5cdf15a4.en.html

CHill...

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