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From: otuxa!lsk
Date: Wed Oct 27 08:08:57 1982
Subject: What's the difference between UNIX and UN*X?
Posted: Tue Oct 26 07:05:47 1982
Received: Wed Oct 27 08:08:57 1982

I have noticed some references to UN*X, seemingly more
prevalent in BTL news groups. What's the significance of the
'*' instead of an 'I' (UN*X vs UNIX)???
Larry S. Kaufman, WECO, NSC, Lisle

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From: yale-com!bj
Date: Wed Oct 27 10:12:56 1982
Subject: Re: What"s the difference between UNIX and UN*X?
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Posted: Tue Oct 26 22:00:25 1982
Received: Wed Oct 27 10:12:56 1982

There are legal problems with using UNIX (tm). Every time you mention it,
the lawyers at Ma Bell want you to say it is a registered trademark of
somebody.  They also want the word to be an adjective ("The UNIX system"
rather than "UNIX").  Since I would never want to cause them problems
(I don't want to lose my phone), I avoid using the "adjective" UNIX.
Instead I use the (non-trademarked) noun UN*X.
					B.J.
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