Re: uniplus disks imaged

From: toby <toby_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 21:28:15 -0700 (PDT)

On Mar 21, 9:32 am, Ray Arachelian <r..._at_email.domain.hidden> wrote:
> ... I can tell
> you that is a relative of the early Solaris and A/UX Unixes - UniSoft
> claims that they wrote these. However, that isn't important.

It's interesting history though. I never realised there was a "pre-  Joy" iteration of SunOS, which your remark led me to discover, via and other sources. To clarify, this was SunOS - not what is today called Solaris, which is at heart AT&T System V.

Jorn Barger has an interesting timeline:

  1. 25Aug: Microsoft's 1st-ever os 'Xenix' announced for 8086, Z8000, 68000, and PDP-11, based partly on BSD [cite] [cite] [history] 1.0 based on v6 [cite] ...
  2. Andy Bechtolsheim starts licensing Sun board for $10k [cite] 6 or 7 sales in 1981; 1st is Codata (ports Lucasfilms/Sprocket Unix and UniSoft) [cite] ...
  3. Jeff Schreibman founds Unisoft and writes UniPlus [cite] [history] ... no-date: Sun hires UniSoft to create 'stopgap' Unix [cite] adds MS Xenix, Lucasfilm Unix ...
  4. AT&T's 1st commercial Unix, System III [cite] ...
  5. Jun: Sun hires Bill Joy [cite] ...
  6. Sun builds 68000-based Unix boxes w/'SunOS' [cite]

Also see:

"The Sun 1 was shipped with Unisoft V7 UNIX. Later Bill Joy, the key figure of the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) and one of four founders of Sun produced a customized 4.1BSD UNIX called SunOS as an operating system for its workstations. Up through version 4.1.x (Solaris 1.x), SunOS remained a heavily BSD-influenced Unix implementation."


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