[pups] Interesting PDP/Xenix History

Frank Wortner frank at wortner.com
Mon Mar 25 12:39:38 AEST 2002

on 3/23/02 11:26 PM, Warren Toomey at wkt at minnie.tuhs.org wrote:

> In article by Martin Crehan:
>>  From a thread on Slashdot about Microsoft's Ancient History w/Unix
>> http://slashdot.org/articles/02/03/23/1422243.shtml?tid=130
>>   First Unix/Xenix (Score:1)
>> by presearch on Saturday March 23, @01:58PM (#3213453)
>> (User #214913 Info)
> I've left a comment in the thread asking if they would
> donate a copy of the tape's contents to our Archive.

I also remember running PDP/11 Xenix.  The article is basically correct,
although Microsoft (or HCR) did add a working paging system that enabled
simulation of split I&D on small PDP/11s like the 11/23, 11/34, and 11/40.
I also remember that my copy of the installation document had been printed
by Microsoft's PDP/10 (referred to as the "Microsoft Heating Plant" :-) in
the printout).   I wish I still had the tape and that printout.  Sigh ...


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