[pups] Interesting PDP/Xenix History

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Sun Mar 31 09:38:46 AEST 2002

On Saturday, 30 March 2002 at 12:03:28 +0100, Lars Buitinck wrote:
> Thus spake Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com>:
>> Note that in English, the X is usually pronounced like an S ("zie
>> niks").  Siemens made a pun on this with their Sinix product; "Sinix"
>> in German is pronounced the same way as "XENIX" in English :-)
> Siemens' computer division is (or was) called Nixdorf...

No, Siemens and Nixdorf merged in the early 90s.

> I always read Sinix as SIemens NIXdorf

Interesting derivation, but Sinix has been around since before Siemens
and Nixdorf merged.

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