[PLUG] PLUG Digest, Vol 124, Issue 14

John Hauser jhauser at pobox.com
Wed Jan 14 09:58:20 PST 2015


On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 8:40 AM, <plug-request at lists.pdxlinux.org> wrote:

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> From: Russell Senior <russell at personaltelco.net>
> Subject: [PLUG] Coherent has been open-sourced
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> This was an early Unix-on-PC product, I think it ran on a 286.  I still
> have a copy somewhere.  The company that sold it closed in 1995 or
> something.
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> Of some historic interest.
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Russel, thanks for this!

I remember Coherent fondly from the pre Linux days.
It was the first of the Unix-like OSes for the PC that I got working and it
felt like it was designed for the x86 platform instead of  bieing a quick,
incomplete hack.

I finally tossed the thick manual a couple of house cleanings ago.

Still typing on the IBM Model M keyboard that I used back then, though...

john



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