Ancient 8086/80286 unixes?
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Wed Sep 5 16:05:47 CDT 2007
On 5 Sep 2007 at 13:34, Fred Cisin wrote:
> 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"
> name trademark.
> Leastwise, that's how it was written up in infoworld, etc. at the time.
There were, I recall, some significant differences. Like BSD, I
think it'd be safest to term it "Unix derivative". AT&T got really
strange in the early 80's about their licensing terms. At some
point, I think, they were pushing a per-seat fee. No more of "Pay us
$50K and we'll send you a tape that you can play with however you'd
I have MS-DOS 2.0 release notes from Microsoft that says that they
intended to turn MS-DOS into a single-user Xenix-work-alike.
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