[TUHS] Getting UNIXs for 16-bit 8086
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Mon Jun 23 03:29:11 AEST 2003
actually it's indeed derived from at&t unix 6 also it feels closer to the
actual old unix than other newer variants and it comes with C compiler and
an assembler in the distribution ,
I am currently using 2.0.3 and I like it except for few reservations about
its developments tools , it's nice in the way unix purist used to like
versions 6 and 7 , small efficient neat and trying hard to become fully
the development tools aren't as good as they should be I don't like the ACK
(amersterdam compiler kit) it feels gaged but its latest c compiler is
highly ansi compatible , its assembler is a close cousin to the old
assembler in IBM PC/IX version of unix.
to answer natalia
you can run it in two modes 16 bit and 32 bit check the 2.0.3 distribution
page there are several packages 86/286/386 , don't bother with the so called
2.0.0. or CD distribution it's old., the real nice touch is the version that
runs in dos under windows , it's cute but be aware not everything works in
due to the limited resources , but I like it for quick hacks.
minix was done for educational purposes the book published by AST the guy
behind minix contains complete source code and oriented towards students .
here's the direct link to 2.0.3.
>From: Andru Luvisi <luvisi at andru.sonoma.edu>
>Reply-To: Andru Luvisi <luvisi at andru.sonoma.edu>
>To: Natalia Portillo <iosglpgc at teleline.es>
>CC: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
>Subject: Re: [TUHS] Getting UNIXs for 16-bit 8086
>Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2003 09:33:23 -0700 (PDT)
>On Sun, 22 Jun 2003, Andru Luvisi wrote:
> > Minix is available and under a BSD like license. I don't know if it
> > suit you since it isn't derived from AT&T code, and the source for the
> > the compiler is not included.
> > http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/minix.html
>I spoke too soon. Apparently the sources for ACK are now available:
>Andru Luvisi, Programmer/Analyst
>Quote Of The Moment:
> Heisenberg may have been here.
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