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AT&T's computer operating system is threatening to take over IBM's MS-DOS dominance.
Guests: John Mashey, Bell Labs; Mark Sobell, Author; Bill Joy, Sun Microsystems; Doug Hartman, Hewlett Packard; Mike Denney, Basis; Gary Kildall, DRI
Products/Demos: File It, HP Integral PC, UNIX
This movie is part of the collection: Computer Chronicles
Keywords: Episode year: 1985
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Subject: Still enjoying.
Still enjoy watching the old shows that I watched so long ago.
Subject: Real History
These are all well known names in the world of computers, but the most important name is the legendary Gary Kildal founder of Digital Research. This guy wrote the operating system CP/M and it is arguable that all else that followed in the mini/micro computing world is down to him. He fought a technological battle with Microsoft in the early 80's but his heart was always in the acedemic world. Sadly no longer with us.
ok not a review but in the beginning they do a search and it comes up with few people from helsinki finland ... and linux was made by linus from helsinki! spooky
Anyone know who those people are?
Subject: Unix rules
This proves the dominance of todays 2006 unix operating system over the 1980's ms dos
it gives a little insight in UNIX and how things worked on PC 1985. Yet the view on the system itself is rather fast and does not present any deep insights.
I way quite amused of the way the commands in the shell are presented; you could hardly see something. But it is a good video, shwoing how Unix was used in 1985.
Subject: UNIX history
good footage and interviews give historical insight into the beginnings of unix type systems on the PC. THANK YOU FOR MAKING THESE GEMS AVAILABLE!!!