again....so you modified linux kernel and turned in something that resembled SuSe. and your friend was actually working on command lines trying to actually make something new?
"So my friends and I, being the betting coders we are, have agreed to a wager: whoever makes the most novel operating system wins the bet.")
That's how I got the choice of a laptop where money is no problem. I found it to be easier to modify a Linux kernel, and that technically wasn't against the rules of the bet. So I turned in something that resembled SuSe and my friends turned in half working command line interfaces...so I won the bet..