[TUHS] Getting UNIXs for 16-bit 8086

zmkm zmkm new_zmkm at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 23 17:15:39 AEST 2003


you missunderstood my point , I didn't imply it has at&t code !, what I 
meant is it has the look and feel of at&t unix and indeed it was modeled (if 
you prefer instead of derived :-) ) after unix 6 as per the author and the 
way it look and feel.

as for the book , yup I read both the original book and the second one , 
that's what I meant it's an educational project oriented towards students.


>From: Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org>
>To: The Unix Heritage Society <tuhs at tuhs.org>
>Subject: Re: [TUHS] Getting UNIXs for 16-bit 8086
>Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 07:28:41 +1000
>On Sun, Jun 22, 2003 at 05:29:11PM +0000, zmkm zmkm wrote:
> > actually [Minix is] indeed derived from at&t unix 6 also it feels closer 
> > the actual old unix than other newer variants and it comes with C 
>compiler and
> > an assembler in the distribution
>Sorry to be a pedant here, but Minix was written wholly from scratch and
>has no AT&T code in it at all. I know, I've been playing with it since
>version 1.1. See also Tanenbaum's Operating Systems: Design and 
>textbook for the fully story.
>	Warren
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>TUHS at minnie.tuhs.org

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