From: Paul Jakma (paulj at domain itg.ie)
Date: Wed 17 May 2000 - 13:37:17 IST
On Wed, 17 May 2000, Justin Mason wrote:
> if I recall correctly BSD 4.3 didn't have runlevels, it just had /etc/rc
> and /etc/rc.local; it must have been added since, or in 4.4 (good on yis
> BSD for copying a good idea).
> SysV had it since SVR4 at least, it's almost reasonable to say it was
> their one good idea. ;)
don't know why people are always so down on SysV Unicen. They aren't all
that bad. OK, they tend to be a bit slow in the kernel dept. (eg IRIX 5 vs
IRIX 6), but apart from that imle they're really solid, and the scripts
are nicely laid out..
I did a Unixware 7 (aka System V Release /5/) course a while ago, and it
was really really nice - Yes, SCO actually have a nice Unix! IRIX 6 is
also really really nice. Even better you can go from one SysVR4 to another
and feel right at home...
The worst Unix IMO is Solaris. It's supposed to be a SySV, but it's the
most 'unique' unix i've come across. It has loads of solaris'isms that
just make it a pain to work on if you don't know it.
. it's been a while, so i can't think of specific examples. just
remember that it was difficult to get my head round it cause it was so
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