[rescue] Interesting bit on Multics

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Tue Oct 21 08:45:39 CDT 2003

On Mon, 20 Oct 2003, Mike Meredith wrote:

> > > What made UNIX worth something is that it grew, and grew, and grew.
> >
> > 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).

Neither of those two points killed VM, luckily.

Peace...  Sridhar

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