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From: jnc@mercury.lcs.mit.edu (Noel Chiappa)
To: tuhs@tuhs.org
Cc: jnc@mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Subject: Re: [TUHS] UNIX or unix
Date: Sat,  9 Nov 2019 14:39:32 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <20191109193932.2448E18C0B8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu> (raw)

    > From: Nemo Nusquam

    > One comment .. stated that (s)he worked at The Bell and they wrote it
    > "unix" (lower-case) to distinguish it from MULTICS. Anyone care to
    > comment on this?

All the original Multics hardcopy documentation I have (both from GE and MIT,
as well as later material from Honeywell) spells it 'Multics'. Conversely, an
original V6 UPM spells it 'UNIX'; I think it switched to 'Unix' around the
time of V7. (I don't know about _really_ early, like on the PDP-7.)

The bit about case to differentiate _might_ be right.

	Noel

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Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-09 19:39 jnc [this message]
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2019-11-09 17:20 Nemo Nusquam
2019-11-09 19:43 ` Paco López
2019-11-09 20:36 ` Derrik Walker v2.0
2019-11-09 21:05   ` Mary Ann Horton
2019-11-09 21:23     ` Clem Cole
2019-11-10  0:07       ` Steve Johnson
2019-11-11  8:07         ` Dr Iain Maoileoin
2019-11-11 19:58           ` Dave Horsfall

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