[TUHS] What UNIX Artifacts Are Still Missing?

Jason Stevens jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com
Thu Dec 7 15:05:57 AEST 2017


They might actually.  Gates isn’t in charge, and there has been a major effort to being Linux compatibility into the Windows 10 kernel.

The biggest issue will be the never ending tangle of licenses, if they had other stuff integrated into there.


From: Dave Horsfall
Sent: Thursday, 7 December 2017 6:33 AM
To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society
Subject: Re: [TUHS] What UNIX Artifacts Are Still Missing?

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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