[rescue] Interesting bit on Multics
lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 21 06:33:01 CDT 2003
--- Mike Meredith <mike at blackhairy.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 20:06:44 -0700 (PDT), Lionel Peterson wrote:
> > I'm sure Multics grew and grew as well, maybe even faster than
> Unix! ;^)
> Probably not. Multics has a fairly sad history as the company it
> ended up with weren't that keen on selling Multics systems. And don't
> forget that a system to run Multics on would have cost at least an
> order of magnitude more than a system to run Unix on (and of course
> be far more useful although early Unix was pretty useful itself).
My point was that I'm sure Multics started out huge, and only got
bigger, not smaller...
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