Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Oct 2016 23:10 UTC
Microsoft

Long before Linus Torvalds wrote Linux, Microsoft was the king of Unix world. The company, somehow, developed Xenix, the most popular version of Unix of its time. However, IBM's decision to go ahead with MS-DOS in its PCs acted as a death blow to Xenix and Microsoft lost interest in the OS.

The article's light on details and content, but I figured it'd be an interesting excuse to ask if any of you ever used Xenix in any serious fashion. So, did any of you?

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Paul Allen and Xenix
by jgfenix on Sat 8th Oct 2016 19:43 UTC
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2006-05-25

Paul Allen was the biggest defender of Unix in Microsoft and wanted to migrate DOS users to Xenix. I wonder what would have happened if he hadn't left the company.

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