[TUHS] UNIX turns forty
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Wed May 20 01:12:41 AEST 2009
In message: <46b366130905182313l1dc757cdr47449749da930efe at mail.gmail.com>
Jason Stevens <neozeed at gmail.com> writes:
: I kind of figured that's why the PDP-11 & z8000 sys3 stuff up &
: disappeared... Although I have to wonder, as someone who paid SCO
: (Old sco I think) the $100 for an ancient unix license, what did it
: cover again?
: It was sooooo long ago.. But I'm guessing it was research 1-7 & 32v...?
: Wait I see what it covered in here:
: While i'd love to have some kind of sysv for a vax (even the 780 which
: simh can run...) I would suspect the license cost would simply be
: astronomical... lol it'd be probably more feasable to port Solaris 10
: to the 11/780... (yes I'm kidding!).
NetBSD should work on vax :)
: There is also a wealth of information on googles "groups" with
: information from the 1980's taken from usenet backup tapes, it would
: be 'neat' to have them online in some kind of NNTP server that tin or
: pine could actually read... So you could browse this massive
: 'database' of unix knowledge from an ancient unix (well one that has
: either local news with all the google groups, or a TCP enabled
Google kinda did this with dejanews. Some love it, most tolerate
: Anyways I can tell I'm rambling, and the cat is jumping on the
: keyboard so I'm off to bed.
: On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 12:42 AM, Aharon Robbins <arnold at skeeve.com> wrote:
: > What a lovely thought!
: > ISTR that many of the papers in the 1978 issue were from the V7
: > distribution, so the text is around, but not in that format.
: > DMR could probably clarify more about those issues. (Please?)
: > I own paper copies of both, although I'm not sure I could find them
: > quickly if necessary. :-)
: > I doubt that SysIII is free, even the 16 bit stuff; the userland is
: > more interesting than the kernel land, and that stuff didn't really care
: > (much) about 16 vs. 32 bit.
: > Arnold
: >> Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 23:20:03 -0300
: >> From: Rafael R Obelheiro <rro at das.ufsc.br>
: >> To: tuhs at tuhs.org
: >> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 01:27:50PM -0400, Jason Stevens wrote:
: >> > I'd love to get as much of literature, ads, pdf's & stuff for all the
: >> > research editions, and package them up to celebrate the 40th...
: >> On a related note, does anyone know if the 1978 and 1984 issues of the
: >> Bell System Technical Journal dedicated to UNIX have been made
: >> available online, or if this is even a possibility? AFAIK, a few
: >> papers have appeared here and there, but having the full collection
: >> would be another nice way of celebrating the 40 years...
: >> Best regards,
: >> Rafael
: >> >
: >> > I've been doing some limited stuff with v1 & the BSD stuff but it'd be
: >> > fun to do something for 1/4/5/6/32v...
: >> >
: >> > Oh and now that Im thinking about it, is the 16bit SYSIII stuff free?
: >> > I know it was 'ok' by the fact it had been omitted by the opening memo
: >> > that had stated that the 32bit versions of SYSIII & SYSV were not
: >> > free...
: >> >
: >> > On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Tim Newsham <newsham at lava.net> wrote:
: >> > > So when do the official celebrations begin? What's a good estimate
: >> > > of the month and date in 1969 when it all began?
: >> > >
: >> > > Tim Newsham
: >> > > http://www.thenewsh.com/~newsham/
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