[TUHS] Windows roots and Unix influence (was Re: Happy birthday, Ken Thompson!)

Nemo Nusquam cym224 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 09:14:31 AEST 2018

On 02/06/18 16:51, Dan Cross wrote:
> Also, on a less martial track, one of the things I vividly remember
> about the NT introduction were the many dire predictions that this
> spelled the imminent death of Unix. NT would sweep all before it into
> the dustbin of evolutionary history and Microsoft would achieve total
> world domination. It seems that Linux was the rebel alliance to that
> galactic war, though. I'm curious what others thought of those
> predictions: did they even get onto your radar?

I remember attending a Unix International meeting where the mood was one 
of fear and despondency.  I thought their attitude insane but the few I 
spoke with thought that NT would take over the world.  (I encountered 
the same at a satnav meeting.  Motorola's satellites were in orbit -- I 
forgot the name of the actual venture -- and MS had just paired with 
somebody to put their own satellites up.  Fear everywhere.)


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