unix precursors

Paul West pdub at accesscom.com
Thu Jun 8 09:36:42 AEST 2000

"A. P. Garcia" wrote:

> does anyone know where I can learn more about other precursors to
> unix?


F. J. Corbato et al.
"An Experimental Time-Sharing System"
Proceedings of the AFIPS, SJCC 1962, vol 21, pp 335-344.

P. A. Crisman
The Compatible Time-Sharing System: A Programmer's Guide, 2nd ed.
MIT Press, 1965.

On the Berkeley Timesharing System:

W.W. Lichtenberger and M. W. Pirtle
"A Facility for Experimentation in Man-Machine Interaction"
Proceedings of the AFIPS, FJCC 1965, vol 27, pp 185-196.

B. W. Lampson, W.W. Lichtenberger and M. W. Pirtle
"A User Machine in a Time-Sharing System"
Proceedings of the IEEE, vol 54 no 12 (Dec. 1966), pp 1766-1774.

This last paper is reprinted in Chapter 24 of:

C. Gordon Bell and Allen Newell
Computer Structures: Readings and Examples
Mc-Graw Hill, 1971

and this *entire* book is online at
(the URL needs to be all on one line to cut and paste into your

Happy reading :)

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