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From: "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
To: Charles H Sauer <sauer@technologists.com>
Cc: tuhs@minnie.tuhs.org
Subject: Re: [TUHS] one element of one of M factions of N companies [Re: Amdahl UTS, AIX/370, AIX/ESA
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2019 19:06:00 -0500
Message-ID: <20191106000600.GD26959@mit.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <86352c85-1b06-6035-de4a-5b5a64f1cf98@technologists.com>

On Tue, Nov 05, 2019 at 04:11:11PM -0600, Charles H Sauer wrote:
> It has been illuminating, surprising, but not shocking, the last week of so,
> to learn from from posts here, that AIX/370 was hard to get and mostly a
> university offering. What we (AIX people associated with RT/PC and then
> RS/6000) were told was that "everybody", especially Federal customers,
> wanted what became known as TCF (the original Locus work) for 370 and PS/2.
> I remember one Federal Systems Division person who seemed especially
> effective as a Locus advocate. I'd always assumed AIX/370 and AIX PS/2
> became more available than reported here, but I left IBM before they were
> released.
>
> Enumerating factions/companies, just regarding AIX & Unix, there were the
> Federal Systems faction/company, the academic factions/company (primarily
> two factions, BSD & TCF, in Palo Alto), the PS/2 faction/company, the
> Rochester System/38->AS/400 faction/company, the Austin development lab,
> several Research locations (primarily Yorktown), ...
> 

There was also AOS (Academic Operating System) which was basically
repackaged BSD 4.x ported to the IBM/RT PC[1].  At MIT's Project
Athena, most people massively preferred it to AIX, but we were force
marched to AIX by 1987 or 1988.  :-/

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_RT_PC#Software

				- Ted


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Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-03 21:05 [TUHS] " Kevin Bowling
2019-11-03 23:29 ` Dennis Boone
2019-11-04  0:06   ` Kevin Bowling
2019-11-04  1:29   ` Dennis Boone
2019-11-04  1:58     ` Kevin Bowling
2019-11-04  3:39 ` Gregg Levine
2019-11-04  4:49   ` Kevin Bowling
2019-11-04 15:32   ` Adam Thornton
2019-11-05 16:21   ` Ronald Natalie
2019-11-05 18:04     ` Kevin Bowling
2019-11-05 19:22       ` ron
2019-11-05 17:30   ` Clem Cole
2019-11-05 18:07     ` Kevin Bowling
2019-11-05 18:15       ` Clem Cole
2019-11-05 19:03       ` Christopher Browne
2019-11-05 19:12         ` Kevin Bowling
2019-11-05 19:26           ` SPC
2019-11-05 19:28             ` SPC
2019-11-05 20:26               ` Kevin Bowling
2019-11-05 20:10         ` Clem Cole
2019-11-05 20:42           ` Kevin Bowling
2019-11-05 21:11             ` Clem Cole
2019-11-05 22:11     ` [TUHS] one element of one of M factions of N companies [Re: " Charles H Sauer
2019-11-06  0:06       ` Theodore Y. Ts'o [this message]
2019-11-06  3:36         ` Charles H. Sauer
2019-11-06  7:59           ` [TUHS] AOS and IBM/RT " SPC
2019-11-06 15:51             ` Charles H Sauer
2019-11-07 22:40               ` Grant Taylor via TUHS
2019-11-08  4:39                 ` Jason Stevens

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