On Jul 17, 2019, at 5:28 AM, Arrigo Triulzi <arrigo@alchemistowl.org> wrote:

On 17 Jul 2019, at 10:10, arnold@skeeve.com wrote:

emanuel stiebler <emu@e-bbes.com> wrote:

On 2019-07-11 18:50, A. P. Garcia wrote:
On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 12:31 PM Clem cole <clemc@ccc.com> wrote:

Did Sun have anything to do with that? I seem to recall something
called "Interactive Unix" for the 386, possibly marketed by Sun...

"Interactive Unix" was pretty nice back than.
Anybody remembers ESIX? Still have the document wall for that ...


Sun had a '386 based system in early 90s-ish called the Road Runner.
I never saw it. It ran SunOS 4.x and I think was discontinued by the
time Solaris 2.x came along.

And, I *do* remember ESIX. We used it for our product at a startup
company I worked for. Initially System V R3 based, IIRC, and then
eventually SVR4; I think we saw an improvement moving to the
BSD fast file system.

Does anyone have documentation or history for European efforts in the Unix-like operating systems? For example there was Bull’s Chorus which I seem to recall was based on Mach or a competing microkernel (it was a very long time ago and I used it for no mare than about two hours..).

I know that it didn’t run Unix but I believe Nixdorf Computer was the large computer company at that time.




I am rather saddened by the fact that there is so much about all the Unix (and not only Unix) history of computing in the USA and so very little in Europe. I wouldn’t even know where to start, to be honest, all I have as a history is the Italian side from my father and his other mad friends and colleagues in Milan. So little of it is recorded, never mind written down.

Maybe here.


Let me know what you find out regarding the Nixdorf 820. I happen to have my friends dad’s old one…

Keep Digging,