Monthly Archives: January 2019

Fox in the Crypt

Some time ago I wrote a bit about examining the “branding” system which was used by XENIX and other SCO products and based on the crypt() UNIX library function. At the time I assumed that only SCO had used this … Continue reading

Posted in PC history, SCO, Software Hacks, Xenix | 3 Comments

Yep, Norton Did It

Some time ago, the question of the oldest executable compression tool came up. EXEPACK was identified as a widespread and unexpectedly troublemaking specimen, but Realia SpaceMaker was reportedly older. Only initially no one could come up with surviving executables compressed … Continue reading

Posted in Compression, PC history | 6 Comments