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

Nemo cym224 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 03:40:12 AEST 2017


On 25 February 2017 at 09:32, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> 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.

Ah, EMACS jokes (though this be off-topic)!  I remember one cartoon,
which I cannot place, of someone at a terminal and a platter flying
through the room having broken free from the drive pack, the caption
reading "EMACS tends to hit the disc a little too often."

N.


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