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|Founded||July 28, 1983|
|Defunct||June 26, 1995|
mt Xinu (from the letters in "Unix™", reversed) was a software company founded in 1983 that produced two operating systems. Its slogan "We know Unix™ backwards and forwards" is an allusion to the company's name and abilities.
mt Xinu offered several products:
- mt Xinu was a commercially licensed version of the BSD Unix operating system for the DEC VAX. The initial version was based on 4.1cBSD; later versions were based on 4.2 and 4.3BSD.
- more/BSD is mt Xinu's version of 4.3BSD-Tahoe for VAX and HP 9000, incorporating code from the University of Utah's HPBSD. It includes NFS.
- Mach386 is a hybrid of Mach 2.5/2.6 and 4.3BSD-Tahoe/Reno for 386 and 486-based IBM PC compatibles.
The company's principals were University of California, Berkeley computer science students and graduates, including Bob Kridle, Alan Tobey, Ed Gould, and Vance Vaughan. Debbie Scherrer was a later contributor.
mt Xinu made light-hearted Unix-themed calendars, including:
- Command of the Month (1987–1988)
- Lessons in Art (1989)
- Platform of the Year (1990)
In 1991, a division of mt Xinu spawned Xinet.
- California Business Search results for Mt Xinu (Entity Number C1148179).
- Salus 1994
- Savage, J. A. (August 14, 1989). "Mt. Xinu aims for big firm's bucks, small firm's freedom". Computerworld. Vol. XXIII, no. 33. CW Communications. p. 80 – via Google Books.
- "Mt Xinu ships Appleshare for HP workstations. InfoWorld, 10 September 1990, p. 51.