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Unix from Lispm. [was Symbolics prices (not only in Europe)]

    Date: Mon, 2 Sep 1991 07:19 EDT
    From: p2@porter.asl.dialnet.symbolics.com (Peter Paine)

	Date: Wed, 28 Aug 1991 21:44-0000
	From: Reti@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM (Kalman Reti)


	(My facetious suggestion of porting Unix to run under Genera would allow for
	solve the Unix-system part of the problem.  This isn't as bad an idea as it
	sounds; when we ported several VLSI tools to the Symbolics C the type-checking
	found several unitialized variable-style bugs which would have caused wrong
	answers on traditional architecture machines.)

    On a parallel note, my 3600 console has what looks suspiciously to a
    68000 based unix processor sleeping in it.

    What is the history behind that?

There's no Unix in it.

It's used to control the keyboard, mouse, console audio, and console
serial lines.  It is admittedly overkill to use a 68000 for that.