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

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Sun Feb 26 02:35:24 AEST 2017


On Sat, 25 Feb 2017, Larry McVoy wrote:

> 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.
>

>From that nickname I came up with "Enough Memory A Concept Strange", as 8 
MB was no longer a lot of memory.

Disclosure - never was an EMACS person, or a vi person, pico was and nano 
is more my cup of tea.  That said, I can fumble my way around vi if I 
absolutely must.

-uso.


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