"I have lived the Unix wars over the past 20 years. I worked on
Project Athena back at Digital Equipment (DEC) in the late 1980's
and remember all the effort that it took to make it work on
multiple UNIX versions.
"We had the best technology at the time. MIT and DEC had awesome
technology including instant messaging (Zephyr), security
(Kerberos), distributed management (Moira), secure file systems
with Kerberized NFS and AFS, shared name service via DNS and
Hesiod, and a network windowing system (X)..."