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Groklaw: The Daemon, the GNU, and the Penguin - Ch. 7

May 06, 2005, 03:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter H. Salus)

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"Professor Robert Fabry was on the program at the SOSP where Ken and Dennis delivered the first paper on Unix. He was full of enthusiasm when he returned to Berkeley. When he got back to Cory Hall, his first chore was to attempt to assemble a joint purchase (by Computer Science, Math and Statistics) of a PDP-11/45.

"He then ordered a tape from Thompson and, in January 1974, Keith Standiford (a graduate student) installed Unix. As Kirk McKusick tells the tale, Ken had been involved in all the early installations--but not this one, 'though his expertise was soon needed to determine the cause of several strange system crashes...'"

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