Ancient 8086/80286 unixes?
cisin at xenosoft.com
Wed Sep 5 15:34:32 CDT 2007
On Wed, 5 Sep 2007, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> If my memory serves, the first ports of Unix for the 80286 weren't
> for the PC/AT (i.e. earlier) and were for Xenix, not Unix (yes, I
> know, a minor quibble). It was an odd arrangement--Microsoft was
> working on the utilities, etc. and Intel was working on the kernel
> code. The whole affair seemed to take forever.
IIRC, Xenix WAS Unix. There were two parts of a Unix license, code and
name. Xenix was fully licensed on code, but did not license the "Unix"
Leastwise, that's how it was written up in infoworld, etc. at the time.
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