[TUHS] UNIX turns forty
neozeed at gmail.com
Tue May 19 16:13:13 AEST 2009
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
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!).
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
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.
>> 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,
>> > 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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