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[ih] What is the origin of the root account?

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!

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