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Gordon Henderson wrote:
I first heard about Unix back in 1995 in my first job. One of the partners in the company had some Unix experience and told me about it. I was fascinated by the idea of running multiple users off one machine with dumb terminals. In fact it was also the first time I got to play with a Wyse terminal. I remember developing some software there and outputting debug messages via the serial port to the terminal.On Tue, 13 Oct 2009, Paul Sutton wrote:http://www.unix.org/I claim boring old guy!!! (Although I've just shaved off the grey beard I was sporting at the last meet!)I first used a Unix system when I was 19... That was 28 years ago, so I didn't quite get into it in it's first decade. It was Unix v6 and was cosidered old then... Running on a PDP11/40 with 128K words (16-bit) of magnetic core memory, a 3MB fixed disk and a removable 1.5MB drive.And here we are, whinging about needing a 'PC' wih 4GB of RAM for daily use...Gordon
Then my second job was as a junior programmer working on SCO Unix. IIRC it was SCO OpenServer 5.
It's great really when you think about it, Unix is 40 and it's still going strong. I wonder if we'd be able to say the same about Windows when it's 40?
(what is Windows now, nearly 30?).In an unrelated note, good thing no one said Google* in the making of this advert otherwise they might have had an old IBM PC wedged in their head...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL4hyATkQ74 Rob* Okay, I know, Google wasn't around then, but hey I hear Steve Balmer has a thing about chairs and Google.
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