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The Seventh Edition licensing procedures are, I suppose, still in effect,
though I doubt that tapes are available from AT&T. At any rate, whatever
restrictions the license imposes still exist. These restrictions were and
are reasonable for places that just want to run the system, but don't allow
many of the things that Minix was written for, like study of the source in
classes, or by individuals not in a university or company.
I've always thought that Minix was a fine idea, and competently done.
As for the size of v7, wc -l /usr/sys/*/*.[chs] is 19271.
-- Dennis Ritchie, 1989
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"Our vision is to speed up time, eventually eliminating it." -- Alex Schure
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"Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips
over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come."
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"I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens."
-- Woody Allen
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"The Street finds its own uses for technology."
-- William Gibson
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"I see little divinity about them or you. You talk to me of Christianity
when you are in the act of hanging your enemies. Was there ever such
-- Shaw, "The Devil's Disciple"
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"You and I as individuals can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but
only for a limited period of time. Why should we think that collectively,
as a nation, we are not bound by that same limitation?"
-- Ronald Reagan
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"He did decide, though, that with more time and a great deal of mental effort,
he could probably turn the activity into an acceptable perversion."
-- Mick Farren, _When Gravity Fails_
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"Conversion, fastidious Goddess, loves blood better than brick, and feasts
most subtly on the human will."
-- Virginia Woolf, "Mrs. Dalloway"
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It's time to boot, do your boot ROMs know where your disk controllers are?