Microsoft OSes

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Wed Feb 4 19:04:33 1998

Max Eskin wrote:
> First of all, did MS Xenix run on PC hardware?

MS Xenix never ran on much of anything, as Microsoft never made it
an end-user product. Altos Xenix ran on Altos boxes (68k and x86),
Tandy Xenix ran on TRS-80 Model 16 & Tandy 6000 (68k), SCO Xenix
ran on x86 and the rather short-lived IBM Xenix ran on x86. Both
IBM and SCO ports were available for the XT (512kb required), and
were underwhelming. A TRS-80 16 with 256kb outperformed it due to
the PC's memory architecture. I guess I shouldn't badmouth MS as
much as I do, since Xenix is what got me hooked on Unix.
Ward Griffiths
Dylan:  How many years must some people exist, 
			before they're allowed to be free?
WDG3rd:  If they "must" exist until they're "allowed",
			they'll never be free.
Received on Wed Feb 04 1998 - 19:04:33 GMT

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