Microsoft OSes

From: Kip Crosby <>
Date: Wed Feb 4 16:15:50 1998

At 13:01 2/4/98 PST, you wrote:
>First of all, did MS Xenix run on PC hardware?

Sure. XENIX was intended as a UN*X-style NOS that would allow a 286 AT to
serve a flock of XT clients. It could use protected mode, IIRC.

>Secondly, was there ever a Windows NT 1.0 and 2.0? How did they compare
>to a cheap version of UNIX?

NT prior to 3.x was called MS LAN Manager, and didn't compare particularly
well to anything.
Kip Crosby
Computer History Association of California
Received on Wed Feb 04 1998 - 16:15:50 GMT

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