Lamez Posted January 24, 2010 Share Posted January 24, 2010 Hey Guys, I watched one of the best documentary I have seen in a long while. It is very interesting. It is called Revolution OS. It starts off with Richard Stallman in a Artificial Intelligence lab at MIT (not sure, I think it was MIT), where they where developing an Operating System. When the administration wanted passwords, which they hated all around. So he leaves and decides to create an operating system like Unix. He calls it GNU (Ga-Noo), it stands for GNU Not Unix. He allowed the software to be free, and open. He wrote the C complier, and immediately received responses, and revisions. Later on, when he was towards the end of finishing up the OS, he needed the final piece, the kernel. Meanwhile Linus Travolds was writing a kernel that was similar to Unix, because he was use to using it (Unix), and so on. He called it Linux. Since the kernel was open-source and free, the GNU project took a hold of it and a few years later finished their GNU\Linux operating system. This is packed with all sorts of information, it is very very interesting. I recommend you guys rent a copy, or buy it. It opened my eyes to all sorts of things. http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/Revolution_OS/60025132?strackid=4598f39e910df252_0_srl&strkid=974928412_0_0&trkid=438381 http://www.opensource.org/ http://www.gnu.org/ http://www.fsf.org/ http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html Any feedback? Do you guys have any other Docs. that are related to this? Please share! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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