[TUHS] Earliest UNIX Workstations?

Jonathan Gray jsg at jsg.id.au
Mon Feb 6 18:39:42 AEST 2023

On Mon, Feb 06, 2023 at 06:01:49PM +1100, Jonathan Gray wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2023 at 12:20:52AM +0100, Paul Ruizendaal via TUHS wrote:
> > 
> > Herewith some interesting (somewhat) contemporary papers on early windowing systems:
> > 
> > 1. There was a conference in the UK early in 1985 discussing the state of window systems on Unix. Much interesting discussion and two talks by James Gosling, one about NeWS (then still called SunDew), and one about what seems to be SunWindows. It would seem then that these were developed almost in parallel.
> > 
> > http://www.chilton-computing.org.uk/inf/literature/books/wm/contents.htm
> Another window system was Whitechapel Computer Works' Oriel.

further described in:
Dominic Sweetman - A Modular Window System for Unix

Later there were MIPS machines, such as the R2000 based
Hitech 10 which ran UMIPS (4.3BSD) with a choice of X11 and NeWS.

Dominic Sweetman and Nigel Stephens of Whitechapel would
later go on to be involved in Algorithmics, which was acquired by
MIPS Technologies in 2002 and became MIPS UK.

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