[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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