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Comment: Re:Why 'wheel'? (Score 2) 95

by rubycodez (#48631333) Attached to: Grinch Vulnerability Could Put a Hole In Your Linux Stocking

just shortened form of slang "big wheel", a person with authority. It was term first used for user accounts with admin privileges in the TENEX operating system (later called TOPS-20).

Extra trivia, the name TENEX was chosen because it was intended to be superior alternative to TOPS-10, as in Ten Extended. OK, that's enough, god I'm old

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