[TUHS] UNIX or unix
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Sun Nov 10 05:39:32 AEST 2019
> From: Nemo Nusquam
> One comment .. stated that (s)he worked at The Bell and they wrote it
> "unix" (lower-case) to distinguish it from MULTICS. Anyone care to
> comment on this?
All the original Multics hardcopy documentation I have (both from GE and MIT,
as well as later material from Honeywell) spells it 'Multics'. Conversely, an
original V6 UPM spells it 'UNIX'; I think it switched to 'Unix' around the
time of V7. (I don't know about _really_ early, like on the PDP-7.)
The bit about case to differentiate _might_ be right.
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