SDF is a longtime pubnix host that is still going strong after more than 30 years. Recently, a number of “tilde” pubnix servers have popped up and a new generation of people are discovering UNIX. I’ve been exploring these servers this new year, and it’s been a lot of fun. Each of them runs versions of UNIX that are similar enough to be familiar, yet quirky enough to be interesting and differentiate themselves. For an “old school” UNIX guy like me, that’s interesting.
More than 50 years on, UNIX has thrived where other operating systems have fallen to the wayside. And it’s not just thriving on web servers that no one ever really logs into, but on multi-user systems that bring back a sense of what the net used to be. That makes me smile.
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