[TUHS] PWB vs Unix/TS

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Thu Sep 12 07:57:51 AEST 2019

On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 2:54 PM Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:

> You're probably right but it wouldn't have mattered. SunOS was very popular
> and had a good VM system with a working mmap.  Once it became official
> AT&T source everyone would have moved to it over time.
But Sun would have to accept the economics of Intel processor sooner.
Which is funny because RoadRunner was a pretty neat machine.  They had
Solaris/386 but was way too little too late.   Sparc was a blind spot I

> Sort of obvious in retrospect.  Nobody, that I know of, considered it at the
> time.

Maybe -- as I said, i386 would have been the key.

> I proposed open sourcing it.

I agree, that might have worked.  And then if they wanted to be in the HW
biz, let the FOSS world deal with Intel.
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