[TUHS] Amdahl UTS, AIX/370, AIX/ESA
kevin.bowling at kev009.com
Wed Nov 6 05:12:00 AEST 2019
It was used in academia although it did appear elsewhere for instance in
some PLC applications, for a long while some supertankers were running
PS/2s with Optio22 I/O boards to control pumps and whatnot.
I have seen the media kits in person recently. They comically come with an
“action” key cap for your Model M. I have a picture of interested.
I don’t think the lack of popularity was any conspiracy. SCO had much
better ISV and hardware support for PS/2. And if you had a nickel for a
real computer there’s a reason the RS/6000 platform and AIX are still
around today, it’s not bad stuff despite being a bit different and foreign.
On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 12:03 PM Christopher Browne <cbbrowne at gmail.com>
> On Tue, 5 Nov 2019 at 13:08, Kevin Bowling <kevin.bowling at kev009.com>
>> The AIX/386 stuff is readily available http://ps-2.kev009.com/aixps2/
>> and can run in virtualbox
> Wow, so the "x86" version of AIX truly existed!
> I had long heard rumour of this, and had heard of it from sources I was
> inclined to trust not to be making it up. The dates seem to decently
> explain the invisibility; introduction in 1992 and withdrawal in March 1995
> left but a brief period of time when anyone would have been willing to
> acknowledge it as a product.
> When confronted by a difficult problem, solve it by reducing it to the
> question, "How would the Lone Ranger handle this?"
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