[plug] Anyone got strong kernel skills?

Ian Kent raven at themaw.net
Thu Oct 25 10:01:38 WST 2007

On Thu, 2007-10-25 at 07:33 +0800, Paul Antoine wrote:

> i) Australia was the first country outside the US to have Unix source code
> ii) Wollongong University was the first to port Unix to a non-DEC 
> architecture (Perkin-Elmer)

Ha, I remember the first time I used Unix was when Newcastle Uni got a

> iii) A good deal of the work on a VM-enabled kernel was the result of 
> work at the University of NSW
> iv) UNSW had the first *stable* VM-enabled kernel, where stable is 
> defined as running for 24 hours without crashing :-)
> v) University of Sydney developed the first Fair Share scheduler to 
> allow 100 staff and students to use a single VAX 11/780 (1MIP... yes ONE 
> MIP)

And my first real computing job was looking after on of these, VMS


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