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unc!smb

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May 28, 1981, 5:40:54 PM5/28/81
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The June issue of BYTE magazine has a fairly long article on XENIX by
Microsoft's XENIX product manager. Mostly, it's a standard "What's a
UNIX" paper, but it also describes some of the enhancements they are
adding to V7. The most important is support; additionally, they are
going to add a fair amount of hardware error recovery (bad block
handling, parity and power fail interrupts, etc.), as well as record
handling, shared data segments, synchronous writing, improved
interprocess communications, networking, and languages: Pascal, BASIC,
FORTRAN, and COBOL.

viswa...@yahoo.com

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Jan 8, 2005, 7:36:06 AM1/8/05
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Can I reply to this post after almost 24 years?
If yes, here is my reply!

mitchry...@gmail.com

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Jan 10, 2005, 10:35:32 AM1/10/05
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I tried installing XENIX on my 16KB PDP-11 and the boot tape wouldn't
load! Then I called Microsoft Support, so highly rated by this
article, and they had the nerve to tell me Microsoft XENIX is not
supported! Thats the last Microsoft software I ever purchase.

Tim Geiges

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Jan 10, 2005, 12:42:12 PM1/10/05
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Sounds Grate!

domotang

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Jan 11, 2005, 2:01:41 AM1/11/05
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My reply

Shark

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Jan 13, 2005, 5:43:52 PM1/13/05
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wa

Moses Mason

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May 29, 2011, 6:05:54 AM5/29/11
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Well, I can tell you that microsoft is a shit...

Moses Mason

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May 29, 2011, 10:36:04 PM5/29/11
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and 30 years anniversary!

Ignacio

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Jul 24, 2011, 3:10:55 PM7/24/11
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OMG 30 Years...

Z3Rt

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Jul 7, 2012, 4:28:54 AM7/7/12
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Wow 31 years ago.....That's a long time. Did they really have computers back then. LOL. A lot has changed from the days of Usenet. Glad to see google groups has put a spin on newgroups and they're making a comeback. Usenet was the 1st Social Network and it's still around.

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Jul 30, 2012, 6:09:43 AM7/30/12
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W dniu sobota, 8 stycznia 2005 13:36:06 UTC+1 użytkownik (Nieznane) napisał:
> Can I reply to this post after almost 24 years?
> If yes, here is my reply!

After 31 years.
It's working!!

kevins...@gmail.com

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Aug 2, 2012, 8:24:36 AM8/2/12
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Microsoft will never catch on...

yurof...@gmail.com

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Aug 5, 2012, 5:10:14 PM8/5/12
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No, you cannot still reply to it.

yofanp...@gmail.com

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Aug 31, 2012, 8:04:49 AM8/31/12
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Today, 31 years later, Microsoft has become one of the biggest IT companies in the world.

pru...@gmail.com

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Dec 27, 2012, 7:32:57 AM12/27/12
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W dniu piątek, 31 sierpnia 2012 14:04:49 UTC+2 użytkownik Yofan Pratama P napisał:
> Today, 31 years later, Microsoft has become one of the biggest IT companies in the world.

Over 30 years, stunning grow ... and further it will last?! We will see ...

itsthe...@gmail.com

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May 31, 2013, 6:27:46 PM5/31/13
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22 years later and technology has increased amazingly and it still does.

മനോജ് കെ

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Jun 17, 2013, 4:08:13 PM6/17/13
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after 32 years.. great

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Jun 24, 2013, 12:32:18 PM6/24/13
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I'd like to post here in this piece of history. Hello robots (future message).

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Jun 25, 2013, 3:18:40 AM6/25/13
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It's amazing to see how far microsoft has come since then

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Jul 26, 2013, 5:13:51 PM7/26/13
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El viernes, 29 de mayo de 1981 00:40:54 UTC-4, unc!smb escribió:
32 years later...

fels...@gmail.com

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Dec 8, 2013, 6:52:45 AM12/8/13
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Woah.

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Jan 7, 2014, 5:04:23 PM1/7/14
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I don't have anything of substance to contribute to this thread.

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Jan 7, 2014, 3:17:02 PM1/7/14
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On Sunday, December 8, 2013 3:52:45 AM UTC-8, fels...@gmail.com wrote:
> Woah.

Boom.
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Jan 7, 2014, 10:22:43 PM1/7/14
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I'm just here to be able to say that I was here.

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Jan 7, 2014, 10:22:50 PM1/7/14
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This thread is older than I am.

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Jan 7, 2014, 11:44:17 PM1/7/14
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reddit sent me here

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Jan 8, 2014, 12:25:45 AM1/8/14
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Don't be that guy.

john...@gmail.com

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Jan 8, 2014, 8:09:47 AM1/8/14
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This thread needs an up vote.

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Jan 8, 2014, 8:20:53 AM1/8/14
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http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Xenix&oldid=589555757

Highlights...

" Xenix gave birth to the term vaporware. "

In the late 1980s, Xenix was "probably the most widespread version of the UNIX operating system, according to the number of machines on which it runs"

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Never even heard of XENIX before. First time I'm hearing MS did a *NIX distro. I know NT has some POSIX features, but I thought that was it...

liq...@gmail.com

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Jan 8, 2014, 8:45:15 AM1/8/14
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On Friday, 29 May 1981 05:40:54 UTC+1, unc!smb wrote:
> The June issue of BYTE magazine has a fairly long article on XENIX by
> Microsoft's XENIX product manager. Mostly, it's a standard "What's a
> UNIX" paper, but it also describes some of the enhancements they are
> adding to V7. The most important is support; additionally, they are
> going to add a fair amount of hardware error recovery (bad block
> handling, parity and power fail interrupts, etc.), as well as record
> handling, shared data segments, synchronous writing, improved
> interprocess communications, networking, and languages: Pascal, BASIC,
> FORTRAN, and COBOL.

Posting for history

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Jan 8, 2014, 3:28:36 PM1/8/14
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BISCUIT

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Jan 8, 2014, 6:43:38 PM1/8/14
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hi

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Jan 10, 2014, 10:58:35 PM1/10/14
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I love history

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Jan 10, 2014, 11:31:32 PM1/10/14
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i just want to say
the internet is beautiful
and how we're able to find firsts

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Jan 12, 2014, 9:59:16 PM1/12/14
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34 years later and here it is.

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Aug 17, 2014, 3:53:55 PM8/17/14
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I was 5 months old when this post was made. I hope the dude who made it is still around! Long live Usenet!

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Oct 14, 2014, 8:11:33 AM10/14/14
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Passager de l'internet temporel, nous te saluons

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Jan 26, 2015, 4:43:40 AM1/26/15
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On Friday, 29 May 1981 12:40:54 UTC+8, unc!smb wrote:
> The June issue of BYTE magazine has a fairly long article on XENIX by
> Microsoft's XENIX product manager. Mostly, it's a standard "What's a
> UNIX" paper, but it also describes some of the enhancements they are
> adding to V7. The most important is support; additionally, they are
> going to add a fair amount of hardware error recovery (bad block
> handling, parity and power fail interrupts, etc.), as well as record
> handling, shared data segments, synchronous writing, improved
> interprocess communications, networking, and languages: Pascal, BASIC,
> FORTRAN, and COBOL.

hahahaha nice found I got here

evilba...@gmail.com

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Mar 23, 2015, 6:23:17 PM3/23/15
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On Friday, May 29, 1981 at 12:40:54 AM UTC-4, unc!smb wrote:
> The June issue of BYTE magazine has a fairly long article on XENIX by
> Microsoft's XENIX product manager. Mostly, it's a standard "What's a
> UNIX" paper, but it also describes some of the enhancements they are
> adding to V7. The most important is support; additionally, they are
> going to add a fair amount of hardware error recovery (bad block
> handling, parity and power fail interrupts, etc.), as well as record
> handling, shared data segments, synchronous writing, improved
> interprocess communications, networking, and languages: Pascal, BASIC,
> FORTRAN, and COBOL.

34 years later and Microsoft is still shit.

connor....@gmail.com

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Oct 7, 2015, 9:04:42 AM10/7/15
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On Friday, May 29, 1981 at 7:40:54 AM UTC+10, unc!smb wrote:
> The June issue of BYTE magazine has a fairly long article on XENIX by
> Microsoft's XENIX product manager. Mostly, it's a standard "What's a
> UNIX" paper, but it also describes some of the enhancements they are
> adding to V7. The most important is support; additionally, they are
> going to add a fair amount of hardware error recovery (bad block
> handling, parity and power fail interrupts, etc.), as well as record
> handling, shared data segments, synchronous writing, improved
> interprocess communications, networking, and languages: Pascal, BASIC,
> FORTRAN, and COBOL.

LAST

fabio....@gmail.com

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Jun 11, 2016, 7:28:20 PM6/11/16
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VERY LAST xD

asse...@gmail.com

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Jan 29, 2017, 5:13:26 AM1/29/17
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>OK
36 years

trai...@gmail.com

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Jul 9, 2017, 11:15:39 AM7/9/17
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Wow, I cannot wait for version 7 of this product!

icecree...@gmail.com

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Jul 26, 2017, 1:45:15 AM7/26/17
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it's insane to me how old this thread is holy shit

fapo...@gmail.com

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Feb 13, 2019, 7:30:28 PM2/13/19
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But can it run Halo?

buzzs...@gmail.com

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Dec 19, 2019, 10:03:30 AM12/19/19
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When. In 05?

J

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Jan 8, 2021, 11:56:05 PMJan 8
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coming up on 40 years

Psyvator Darkpsy

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Sep 12, 2021, 5:02:21 PM (8 days ago) Sep 12
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Στις Παρασκευή, 29 Μαΐου 1981 στις 12:40:54 π.μ. UTC+3, ο χρήστης unc!smb έγραψε:
> The June issue of BYTE magazine has a fairly long article on XENIX by
> Microsoft's XENIX product manager. Mostly, it's a standard "What's a
> UNIX" paper, but it also describes some of the enhancements they are
> adding to V7. The most important is support; additionally, they are
> going to add a fair amount of hardware error recovery (bad block
> handling, parity and power fail interrupts, etc.), as well as record
> handling, shared data segments, synchronous writing, improved
> interprocess communications, networking, and languages: Pascal, BASIC,
> FORTRAN, and COBOL.
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