[Novalug] Accessing BIOS
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Thu Jan 14 20:30:12 EST 2010
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 10:51:49AM -0800, Walt Smith wrote:
> Nice reply.
> You left out the part about MS having "worked on" the first
> ( depending on the story ) unix for the x86 line of processors..
> They did a 286 unix ....errr... was that Xenix ?? .... errr....
I believe Santa Cruz Operation (later SCO of lawsuit notoriety)
did the actual port of UNIX V7, possibly under contract to M$.
This was around 1979/80 and was for the 8086. SCO also served
as the support arm for M$'s Xenix. For several years M$ annually
sold over 50% of all UNIX licenses. My guess is that is also the
time frame when MS-DOS and/or Windows picked up a hierarchical
directory structure, the wrongly directed slash, pipes, and
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