[TUHS] Amdahl UTS, AIX/370, AIX/ESA

Kevin Bowling 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>
> wrote:
>> Clem,
>> The AIX/386 stuff is readily available http://ps-2.kev009.com/aixps2/
>> and can run in virtualbox
>> https://astr0baby.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/running-aix-1-3-inside-virtual-box-5-2-16/
> 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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