[TUHS] What UNIX Artifacts Are Still Missing?

Andy Kosela akosela at andykosela.com
Thu Dec 7 15:40:56 AEST 2017

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Dec 2017, Paul Ruizendaal wrote:
> That is a good point: early Xenix is still missing. It would make an
>> excellent public relations move for Microsoft if they would make early
>> Xenix available to celebrate 50 years of Unix.
> Call me a cynical old bastard (which I am), but I can't see M$ raising a
> flag for Unix...  Wasn't it Billy Gates who reportedly said that any PC
> running Linux is one not running Windoze, and did his best to discredit it?
> I still have horrible memories of porting Unify (an early RDBMS) to Xenix,
> and getting tangled up in the poxy small/large memory models on the
> equally-poxy 286 (no, not the 386).
I can understand no love for Xenix on this list, but actually M$ is part of
the UNIX history and was actually quite successful with Xenix[1].  In the
late 80s there were more computers running M$ Xenix than all other versions
of UNIX combined.

Some good history here:



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