Ohh I always thought the * in U*x was a wildcard referring to "all Unix-like systems", but it's just a way to spell "Unix" without getting in any legal trouble with TOG?
(Or so I've gathered from )

@MutoShack it was both. There was never any real legal trouble when using the term in online communication but people did it anyway to make a point against AT&T.

@MutoShack yeah, UNIX was (is?) a trademark that AT&T felt they needed to protect and license. So instead folks just routed around their damage.

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