[TUHS] PC Unix (had been How to Kill a Technical Conference
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Wed Apr 7 12:30:28 AEST 2021
What year was this, Charles?
On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 12:33 PM Charles H Sauer <sauer at technologists.com>
> For much of my last few years at IBM, my uucp machine, ibmchs, was an AT
> running Xenix, probably that version of Xenix.
> On 4/6/2021 12:09 PM, Clem Cole wrote:
> > Doug -- IIRC IBM private-labeled a Microsoft put out a version of Xenix,
> > although I think it required an PC/AT (286)
> > ᐧ
> > On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 11:36 AM M Douglas McIlroy
> > <m.douglas.mcilroy at dartmouth.edu
> > <mailto:m.douglas.mcilroy at dartmouth.edu>> wrote:
> > > I wonder. IBM introduced the IBM PC in August of 1981.
> > > That was years after a non-memory managed version of
> > > Unix was created by Heinze Lycklama, LSX. Is anyone
> > > on this list familiar with Bell Labs management thoughts
> > > on selling IBM on LSX rather than "dos"?
> > IBM famously failed to buy the well-established CP/M in
> > 1980. (CP/M had been introduced in 1974, before the
> > advent of the LSI-11 on which LSX ran.) By then IBM had
> > settled on Basic and Intel. I do not believe they ever
> > considered Unix and DEC, nor that AT&T considered
> > selling to IBM. (AT&T had--fortunately--long since been
> > rebuffed in an attempt to sell to DEC.)
> > Doug
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