[Cialug] Apple and Intel

Nathan C. Smith smith at ipmvs.com
Wed Jun 8 10:24:36 CDT 2005

It is hard to imagine productive multitasking on one of those old machines
but I'm sure a lot of work got done.  My first real introduction to unix was
on a 386, after that I thought it was really lame that 20 people could use a
386 running unix but only one person could use it running DOS/Windows.
Was the Tandy machine the CoCo or some other machine?

-----Original Message-----
From: John.Lengeling at radisys.com [mailto:John.Lengeling at radisys.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 10:15 AM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: RE: [Cialug] Apple and Intel

cialug-bounces at cialug.org wrote on 06/08/2005 09:57:53 AM:

> MS had a Unix clone back then too didn't they?  I had a friend, 
> whose dad had an ATT machine running it who used to log into a BBS 
> from time to time. 

Not a clone.  MS worked on porting AT&T System III UNIX to Intel cpus. 
It was called XENIX.  You could run multi-user UNIX on 8086, 80186, 80286,
Eventually they sold the stuff to SCO.  IE: SCO XENIX 

It is amazing to see 3 users running XENIX on an Altos computer on a 8086
Tandy also used XENIX on their 16B computers which ran on 68000 

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