What does UNIX stand for ??

What does UNIX stand for ??

Post by Brad Wenm » Fri, 13 Oct 1995 04:00:00

UNIX is derived from eunuchs which is what it was originally referred to as it was
a cutdown version of another operating system (ie. no balls).

What does UNIX stand for ??

Post by Joel Gar » Sat, 14 Oct 1995 04:00:00

>Seto) writes:
>> Does 'UNIX' stand for anything?

>Judging by what some vendors have done to it,
>I'd say it'll probably stand for just about anything.

How about un-[plan]9?

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What does UNIX stand for ??

Post by gtub » Sun, 15 Oct 1995 04:00:00

(Pak Man  
>>Seto) writes:
>>> Does 'UNIX' stand for anything?

I thought everyone knew that back in the 60's General Electric (along with
others who I can't remember) developed a system called MULTICS (Don't ask
me what that stood for!)  Anyway, the system was a real dog!  Slide rules
and abacuses were faster.  The name UNIX was a pun for the MULTICS system.


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Those files have to get stored on an optical disk that should
be readable by an SGI workstation (UNIX).

Therefore, I need a utility/driver to allow me one of the

a) allow DOS to write on a UNIX partition.

b) allow UNIX to read a DOS partition

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