[TUHS] What UNIX Artifacts Are Still Missing?

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Dec 7 08:32:33 AEST 2017


On Wed, 6 Dec 2017, Paul Ruizendaal wrote:

> That is a good point: early Xenix is still missing. It would make an 
> excellent public relations move for Microsoft if they would make early 
> Xenix available to celebrate 50 years of Unix.

Call me a cynical old bastard (which I am), but I can't see M$ raising a 
flag for Unix...  Wasn't it Billy Gates who reportedly said that any PC 
running Linux is one not running Windoze, and did his best to discredit 
it?

I still have horrible memories of porting Unify (an early RDBMS) to Xenix, 
and getting tangled up in the poxy small/large memory models on the 
equally-poxy 286 (no, not the 386).

-- 
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."


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