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SubjectRe: Microsoft and Xenix.
Hi,

I first used Unix on a PDP11/44 whilst studying for my Computer Engineering
degree at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. I think they and Queen
Margaret
College, London were the first folk running Unix version 6 outside Bell Labs.
If anyone knows where Patrick O'Callaghan is now (ask him).

Another Unix like OS was Cromemco Cromix running on bank switched Z80 S-100
kit.(later 68000).

I then used SCO Xenix 286 on early Compaq 286 PC's. Companies like Chase,
Specialix and Stallion grew up as suppliers of intelligent RS-232 boards. As
a result of all these Xenix machines, Wyse sold a hell of a lot of WY50
terminals.

Who remembers terminals from Lear Siegler and Beehive. All this was before
networking came about. Then the Chase Iolan to connect these same Wyse
terminals to the SCO box but through one bit of co-ax instead of multi-core
cables. Also you could get 100m away from your SCO box with co-ax.

--
Andrew Smith in Edinburgh

On Sun, 24 Jun
2001, William T Wilson wrote:

> On Sun, 24 Jun 2001, Rob Landley wrote:
>
> > I know the geos had nothing to do with digital, it started as a
> > windowing GUI for the commodore 64, if you can believe that...
>
> I've actually got a copy, but it's for the Apple // :}
>
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