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Groklaw: The Daemon, The GNU and the Penguin - Ch. 6

May 04, 2005, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter H. Salus)

"In Chapter 3, UNIX V6, John Lions, and the ports of UNIX to the Interdata 7 and the Interdata 8 were mentioned. We're about to move on to V7. But first, a note about names and dates.

"Names. By and large, Unix users refer to "Sixth Edition" and "V6" interchangeably. At Bell Labs, there was a continually changing version of Unix running. Only when Doug McIlroy caused the first 'UNIX PROGRAMMER'S MANUAL' to be written, did there appear to be a fixed form. So, the manuals were listed by 'Edition,' and the system referred to was the 'Version...'"

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