[TUHS] ACM Fellow, Ken Thompson
dave at horsfall.org
Sat Jan 16 06:14:01 AEST 2021
On Thu, 14 Jan 2021, John Cowan wrote:
> > Congratubloodylations, as we say down-under; it is well-deserved.
> > Without Unix I'd probably still be supporting RSX-11 and VMS etc;
> > their foray into Unix (Eunice) was doomed.
> Whose foray? Not DEC's. Eunice was built at SRI and sold by the
> Wollongong Group, who must have had Downundrian connections. I was
> always very happy with it, as I am with Cygwin today. Ultrix, on the
> other hand, was DEC's: a BSD with SysV hacks, as opposed to Solaris
> which was the other way around.
I have alternative facts :-)
``Eunice was a Unix-like working environment for VAX computers
running DEC's VAX/VMS, based on the BSD version of Unix. It was
originally developed ca. 1981 by David Kashtan at SRI and later
maintained and marketed by The Wollongong Group.''
> The Dilbert strip probably explains why everyone who could, wore beards
> in those days. Just to prevent that mistake.
At one place I worked, every Unix bod sported facial fungus; it must be a
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