Low-end Unix (was: TI99: Anyone reading this with a TI-99/4A?)

From: Uncle Roger <sinasohn_at_ricochet.net>
Date: Wed May 6 21:35:38 1998

At 02:12 PM 5/3/98 -0400, you wrote:
><To my knowledge no flavor of unix runs on anything less than a 32-bit
><processor. There's a unix-workalike for the C-64/128, but that's not
>Your knowledge is limited. Unix was started and lived for years on
>PDP-11s (a 16 bit machine) in the form of V5, V6, V7 and 2.9BSD and
>2.11BSD. I may add it was on other machines like the Interdatas.

I have heard tell (from a very reliable source) of a version of Unix
written for the Radio Shack Model 100 (8085, 32K max). (And no, it's not
available, and yes, he's tried to get the company that did it to release it.)

I thought someone had said that CP/M was based on Unix? Or was that one
of the PDP opsys?

>I find the idea of not less than 32bits, 200mhz cpus and large memory
>being a must to be patently retrorevisionist to the history of what was
>done before those things were available.


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