[TUHS] Unix Derivatives and Variants

Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon at worldnet.att.net
Wed Jun 25 08:28:40 AEST 2003

Hello from Gregg C Levine
Go ahead and laugh, but your server could be having a bad day today.
That being said, I am curious myself, as to the differences. Can
someone come up with the definite explanation regarding which is
Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon at worldnet.att.net
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org
[mailto:tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org] On
> Behalf Of Warren Toomey
> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 6:22 PM
> To: The Unix Heritage Society
> Subject: [TUHS] Unix Derivatives and Variants
> I'm not sure why mailman rejected this e-mail. Anyway, here it is.
> 	Warren
>  Subject: RE: [TUHS] Getting UNIXs for 16-bit 8086
>  Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 14:39:11 -0700
>  Thread-Topic: [TUHS] Getting UNIXs for 16-bit 8086
>  From: "Ian King" <iking at windows.microsoft.com>
>  To: "Natalia Portillo" <iosglpgc at teleline.es>,
<tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org>
> I'm trying to discern the difference between a variant and a
> :-)  Yes, we can trace back to the One True UNIX, but after things
> started branching it gets pretty confusing.  It's possibly an
> indefensible taxonomy to distinguish a 'variant' (Coherent?  XINU?)
> a derivative (which would encompass any BSD forms, I guess).
> FWIW, a while back someone was selling XINU ported to 8086 (I recall
> buying a set of 5-1/4" source disks a thousand or so years ago).  Is
> that more the sort of thing you're looking for?  The current
> of XINU are available at
> according to Google.  -- Ian
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