Digital to Offer UNIX System

The New York Times

Washington -- January 17, 1984 -- (Reuters) -- The Digital Equipment Corporation said it would offer an operating system based on the American Telephone and Telegraph Company's UNIX software system for its mid- range and high-range Vax computers. The company said it would distribute Ultrex-32 under an A.T.& T. license.

Last week, the International Business Machines Corporation said it would make the UNIX system available to users of its Personal Computer. That move was seen as upstaging A.T.& T. UNIX is widely used on much larger computers, primarily by engineers and on campuses. It can permit several computer users to work on a single machine simultaneously.

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