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What did William and Lynne do with 386BSD?
386BSD was a fascinating project that both enjoyed. The community it formed made up a large part of their life. According to the website:
Interview "The Unknown Hackers" in Salon about authors 386BSD experience.
When the community could take on an area, complete portions of the system could be refined with the kernel getting smaller and the subsystem(s) becoming separately scaleable. As a result it departed further from UNIX antiquities, which annoyed many who didn't see (or care) the advantage, but were annoyed at the added workload this created. When it was mentioned that brk() had been finally exhumed from the kernel, Dennis Ritchie remarked that while wise, he didn't think those who used it as a simple checkpoint facility would be pleased (they weren't).