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Old 27th March 2009
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Originally Posted by ephemera View Post
Come to think of it, will we still be running Unix in 2038? I hope not. :P
Maybe we will, but it will be the Unix of 2038 & not the Unix of today.

The BSD's have evolved from being just a set of patches to AT&T's version(s) to a splintered assortment of open source projects which address the needs of those developing/extending them & their surrounding user communities. There is nothing stated that these operating systems will not continue to evolve as needs change & new technologies arise. In fact, the developers within the *BSD communities seem energized to adapt the source base to new problems/needs/technologies.

What can be said with certainty is if the community does not continue to adapt, we won't be running Unix in 2038.
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