Ancient 8086/80286 unixes?
cclist at sydex.com
Wed Sep 5 11:11:59 CDT 2007
On 5 Sep 2007 at 10:15, Brian Wheeler wrote:
> I don't suppose anybody knows where one would dig up old unixes for 8086
> or 80286 based PCs? Source would be a big bonus. I've been playing
> with the bcc compiler and the V7 source and just curious what "real"
> ports looked like.
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.
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