Groklaw: The Daemon, The GNU and the Penguin - Ch. 6
May 04, 2005, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter H. Salus)
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"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...'"