[TUHS] UNIX turns forty

Jason Stevens neozeed at gmail.com
Wed May 20 15:16:18 AEST 2009

What more (well to me) is that interactive Unix was the first
commercial unix.... I suspect all versions of it's PDP-11 & VAX stuff
is lost forever?

Does anyone know why Kodak would have bought them?  I suspect they had
some imaging stuff going....?

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 12:56 AM, Derek Peschel <dpeschel at eskimo.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 06:48:46AM -1000, Tim Newsham wrote:
>> So when do the official celebrations begin?  What's a good estimate
>> of the month and date in 1969 when it all began?
> Interesting question!  And related questions -- When did the current
> start of the epoch get chosen?  Were there any false starts or early
> changes?  (I seem to recall reading about one change, moving forward
> by a year.)  And were there ever any dates in the system that couldn't
> be correctly recorded, because the epoch started too late?
> The other question is what the official celebrations should celebrate.
> Personally, I'd chip in on a big cake with one candle for each year
> that a reasonable amount of UNIX source code was available.  No way was
> UNIX ever open source in the modern sense, but it did set a precedent
> and things could have been much worse.  When you consider the Bell
> System's normal attitude toward proprietary information, the UNIX sources
> look even more valuable.
> -- Derek
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