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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RE[2]: Terrible article
by garyd on Sun 9th Oct 2016 02:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Terrible article"
garyd
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2008-10-22

"Even though it came first, Unix was probably more powerful than MS-DOS."

That's the dumbest thing I've read since SCO claimed that IBM violated its Unix license.

Edited 2016-10-09 02:54 UTC

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RE[3]: Terrible article
by FlyingJester on Mon 10th Oct 2016 16:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Terrible article"
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2016-05-11

There are some other pretty funny parts, too:

"Unix even incorporated the elements of BSD and became the most widely installed base of any Unix variant."

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