History UsefulNotes / Unix

11th Jul '17 1:21:06 PM arbiter099
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Quirky, seemingly counterintuitive, but incredibly flexible, UNIX has gone from a little-known research operating system in the 1970s to an entire design philosophy. In its experimental days, UNIX stood in the background, influencing [=OSes=] but not making much noise on its own; that changed starting in the mid-1980s, when the first commercial UNIX products appeared, and exploded in the mid-1990s, as [=OSes=] either based directly on UNIX or following its principles came to the forefront via the World Wide Web. As of 2014, UNIX-like operating systems have finally managed to outrank Microsoft Windows in terms of usage share, with UNIX-like systems spanning pretty much all the scales and sizes of computing -- from [=uCLinux=] for microcontrollers and embedded devices, to Apple [=iOS=] and Android for smartphones, to Linux[[note]]mostly in the form of distros with the Linux kernel and GNU software plus desktop environments[[/note]] and UsefulNotes/MacOS (formerly OS X) for desktop computers, to Linux, Oracle Solaris, HP-UX and IBM AIX for servers and mainframes.

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Quirky, seemingly counterintuitive, but incredibly flexible, UNIX has gone from a little-known research operating system in the 1970s to an entire design philosophy. In its experimental days, UNIX stood in the background, influencing [=OSes=] but not making much noise on its own; that changed starting in the mid-1980s, when the first commercial UNIX products appeared, and exploded in the mid-1990s, as [=OSes=] either based directly on UNIX or following its principles came to the forefront via the World Wide Web. As of 2014, UNIX-like operating systems have finally managed to outrank Microsoft Windows in terms of usage share, with UNIX-like systems spanning pretty much all the scales and sizes of computing -- from [=uCLinux=] for microcontrollers and embedded devices, to Apple [=iOS=] and Android for smartphones, to Linux[[note]]mostly in the form of distros with the Linux kernel and GNU software plus desktop environments[[/note]] and UsefulNotes/MacOS (formerly OS X) for desktop computers, to Linux, Oracle Solaris, HP-UX and IBM AIX for servers and mainframes.
9th Jun '17 2:34:14 PM LB7979
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Quirky, seemingly counterintuitive, but incredibly flexible, UNIX has gone from a little-known research operating system in the 1970s to an entire design philosophy. In its experimental days, UNIX stood in the background, influencing [=OSes=] but not making much noise on its own; that changed starting in the mid-1980s, when the first commercial UNIX products appeared, and exploded in the mid-1990s, as [=OSes=] either based directly on UNIX or following its principles came to the forefront via the World Wide Web. As of 2014, UNIX-like operating systems have finally managed to outrank Microsoft Windows in terms of usage share, with UNIX-like systems spanning pretty much all the scales and sizes of computing -- from [=uCLinux=] for microcontrollers and embedded devices, to Apple [=iOS=] and Android for smartphones, to Linux[[note]]mostly in the form of distros with the Linux kernel and GNU software plus desktop environments[[/note]] and macOS (formerly OS X) for desktop computers, to Linux, Oracle Solaris, HP-UX and IBM AIX for servers and mainframes.

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Quirky, seemingly counterintuitive, but incredibly flexible, UNIX has gone from a little-known research operating system in the 1970s to an entire design philosophy. In its experimental days, UNIX stood in the background, influencing [=OSes=] but not making much noise on its own; that changed starting in the mid-1980s, when the first commercial UNIX products appeared, and exploded in the mid-1990s, as [=OSes=] either based directly on UNIX or following its principles came to the forefront via the World Wide Web. As of 2014, UNIX-like operating systems have finally managed to outrank Microsoft Windows in terms of usage share, with UNIX-like systems spanning pretty much all the scales and sizes of computing -- from [=uCLinux=] for microcontrollers and embedded devices, to Apple [=iOS=] and Android for smartphones, to Linux[[note]]mostly in the form of distros with the Linux kernel and GNU software plus desktop environments[[/note]] and macOS UsefulNotes/MacOS (formerly OS X) for desktop computers, to Linux, Oracle Solaris, HP-UX and IBM AIX for servers and mainframes.



Now, in 2013, UNIX and its clones and derivatives are more popular than ever. Apple decided to open-source the kernel and user tools for Darwin (the basis of macOS (formerly OS X) and [=iOS=]), and even Solaris (one of the last bastions of old-school commercial UNIX) has since been opened up- just to close again after Sun was bought up by Oracle, which caused much of the community to fork the last open release into the ''illumos'' project (and the official distro ''[=OpenIndiana=]'').

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Now, in 2013, UNIX and its clones and derivatives are more popular than ever. Apple decided to open-source the kernel and user tools for Darwin (the basis of macOS UsefulNotes/MacOS (formerly OS X) and [=iOS=]), and even Solaris (one of the last bastions of old-school commercial UNIX) has since been opened up- just to close again after Sun was bought up by Oracle, which caused much of the community to fork the last open release into the ''illumos'' project (and the official distro ''[=OpenIndiana=]'').



There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] while its predecessor, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, used a customized [=FreeBSD=] kernel alongside various proprietary libraries. Meanwhile Nintendo coily admits that the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch's kernel is a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] as well, while it's API consists of a mishmash of proprietary and Android libraries. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.

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There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} UsefulNotes/{{MacOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] while its predecessor, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, used a customized [=FreeBSD=] kernel alongside various proprietary libraries. Meanwhile Nintendo coily admits that the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch's kernel is a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] as well, while it's API consists of a mishmash of proprietary and Android libraries. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.
9th Jun '17 2:27:09 PM LB7979
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There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] while it's predecessor, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, used a customized [=FreeBSD=] kernel alongside various proprietary libraries. Meanwhile Nintendo coily admits that the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch's kernel is a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] as well, while it's API consists of a mishmash of proprietary and Android libraries. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.

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There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] while it's its predecessor, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, used a customized [=FreeBSD=] kernel alongside various proprietary libraries. Meanwhile Nintendo coily admits that the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch's kernel is a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] as well, while it's API consists of a mishmash of proprietary and Android libraries. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.
9th Jun '17 9:26:20 AM RAMChYLD
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There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] while it's predecessor, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, used the [=FreeBSD=] kernel alongside various proprietary [=APIs=]. Meanwhile Nintendo coily admits that the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch's kernel is a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] as well, while it's API consists of a mishmash of proprietary and Android libraries. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.

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There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] while it's predecessor, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, used the a customized [=FreeBSD=] kernel alongside various proprietary [=APIs=].libraries. Meanwhile Nintendo coily admits that the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch's kernel is a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] as well, while it's API consists of a mishmash of proprietary and Android libraries. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.
9th Jun '17 9:25:41 AM RAMChYLD
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There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] while it's predecessor, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, used the [=FreeBSD=] kernel alongside various proprietary [=APIs.=]. Meanwhile Nintendo coily admits that the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch's kernel is a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] as well, while it's API consists of a mishmash of proprietary and Android libraries. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.

to:

There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] while it's predecessor, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, used the [=FreeBSD=] kernel alongside various proprietary [=APIs.=].[=APIs=]. Meanwhile Nintendo coily admits that the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch's kernel is a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] as well, while it's API consists of a mishmash of proprietary and Android libraries. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.
9th Jun '17 9:25:18 AM RAMChYLD
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There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=], while Nintendo coily admits that the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch's kernel is a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] as well, while it's API conisists of a mishmash of proprietary and Android libraries. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.

to:

There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=], [=FreeBSD=] while it's predecessor, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, used the [=FreeBSD=] kernel alongside various proprietary [=APIs.=]. Meanwhile Nintendo coily admits that the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch's kernel is a customized version of [=FreeBSD=] as well, while it's API conisists consists of a mishmash of proprietary and Android libraries. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.
9th Jun '17 9:24:00 AM RAMChYLD
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There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=], while Nintendo coily admits that the Switch's kernel is a customized version of FreeBSD as well, while it's API conisists of a mishmash of proprietary and Android libraries. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.

to:

There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=], while Nintendo coily admits that the Switch's UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch's kernel is a customized version of FreeBSD [=FreeBSD=] as well, while it's API conisists of a mishmash of proprietary and Android libraries. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.
9th Jun '17 9:22:48 AM RAMChYLD
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There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=]. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.

to:

There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=].[=FreeBSD=], while Nintendo coily admits that the Switch's kernel is a customized version of FreeBSD as well, while it's API conisists of a mishmash of proprietary and Android libraries. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.
9th Jun '17 9:17:16 AM RAMChYLD
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There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=]. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.

to:

There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and [=NeXTSTEP=], which the latter itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=]. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.
9th Jun '17 9:16:42 AM RAMChYLD
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There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and Creator/SteveJobs' own Unix system, [=NeXTSTEP=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=]. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.

to:

There are also several forks of the official Linux kernel, and other UNIX-style systems, being used on high-end electronic devices and smartphones, as well as in networking gear like Ethernet switches and routers, and in many embedded devices. For example: Apple's [=iOS=], used on the [=iPhone=], [=iPod=] Touch, and [=iPad=], contains code from the Darwin base of UsefulNotes/{{macOS}} (formerly OS X), which itself contains code forked from [=FreeBSD=] and Creator/SteveJobs' own Unix system, [=NeXTSTEP=].[=NeXTSTEP=], which itself is based on [=4.3BSD=]. Google's Android operating system, [=iOS=]'s main competitor, contains a fork of the Linux kernel at its core. Also, Sony has confirmed that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4's OS is in fact a customized version of [=FreeBSD=]. Several home routers also run Linux: either by default, or modded by way of [=DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato=]. Linux even powers a number of Creator/MidwayGames' slot and gambling machines, and some arcade game manufacturers (ie Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment with their VideoGame/WanganMidnight series starting from [=WMMT4=]) prefer Linux to Windows Embedded due to the practically nonexistent licensing costs.
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