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*Subject*: [ih] What is the origin of the root account?*From*: mfidelman at meetinghouse.net (Miles Fidelman)*Date*: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:24:11 -0400*In-reply-to*: <[email protected]>*References*: <[email protected]> <[email protected]> <[email protected]>

Brian E Carpenter wrote: > > That's very odd - my memory must be failing me, but I could have sworn > we had a VAX to play with, and I wasn't around MIT after 1975. > I'd guess you're remembering a PDP11/45, which was top of the range > around 1973, but nobody could mistake it for a 32-bit machine. My > PDP11/45 processor handbook is (C)1973. Of course, at that time, DEC > couldn't even spell u-n-i-x. That must be it. Thanks! -- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra

**References**:**[ih] What is the origin of the root account?***From:*jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu (Noel Chiappa)

**[ih] What is the origin of the root account?***From:*mfidelman at meetinghouse.net (Miles Fidelman)

**[ih] What is the origin of the root account?***From:*brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com (Brian E Carpenter)

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