[TUHS] Un-released/internal/special UNIX versions/ports during the years?

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Sun Feb 26 00:32:55 AEST 2017


On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 03:17:38PM +0100, Arno Griffioen wrote:
> Worked quite well in the 4MB DRAM available on these cards. The later SVR4
> didn't fare so well.. Paged itself to death unless you had 8 or even (gasp!) 
> 16MB.

Back in the days of 4MB SPARC machines (and 68K machines) we joked
that EMACS stood for Eight Megs And Constantly Swapping.  David
Rosenthal, a Sun DE, was known for running emacs on the bitmapped
console in terminal mode so as to not let X11 or NeWS eat up ram.


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