[TUHS] Happy birthday, core dumped

Doug McIlroy doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Wed Jun 18 21:06:54 AEST 2014

> It's always been a bit of a mystery to me why Thompson and Ritchie decided they needed to write a new executive - UNICS - rather than use DECsys.

It was the other way around. They had conceived a clean, simple, yet
powerful, operating system and needed a machine to build it on. A
cast-off PDP-7 happened to be at hand.


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