Brands you never hear much about
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Mon Nov 14 10:11:17 CST 2005
Chuck Guzis wrote:
>On 11/13/2005 at 10:13 PM Frank McConnell wrote:
>>The other side of more careful is that if you were running an
>>encrypted executable, when it got swapped out the swapper would
>>encrypt the code on the way to the swap disk and decrypt it on the way
>>back in. I guess they weren't too worried about winning the benchmark
>All of that seems to be pretty paranoid for the time. How many 68K Unix
>systems were around that could even use the stuff? They must have thought
>that they'd cover the world in their boxes.
More than you'd think could run it since most used the Unisoft port as
the starting point so if it wasn't hardware specific you'd probably be
lucky. At worst it was a recompile and relink.
>I'm trying to recall--this was before AT&T got really predatory in their
>Unix per-user-license pricing wasn't it? Basically, you paid your money
>and they sent you a tape that would work on a PDP-11, right?
That's a bit earlier. I think System III was out and SysV was pretty
much coming by this time.
Actually, SysV barely ran on a PDP11 and you really needed a Vax to do
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