[TUHS] PWB vs Unix/TS
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
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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