[TUHS] First Unix that could run on a PDP-11 with QBUS

Bill Pechter pechter at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 00:10:08 AEST 2014

Version 5.x supported the Pro325/350.  I assume the 380 also worked.
They did the emulation for the screen. IIRC they did VT52 console support
so K52 worked.  I don't think they added VT100 support.

The Pro was a pretty nice RT box.  Too bad they didn't use that instead of
the annoying menu driven POS.

Venix for the Pro was a free download on the net when I last looked.

It's still mentioned here as a download.



  d|i|g|i|t|a|l had it THEN.  Don't you wish you could still buy it now!

On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 2:02 AM, John Cowan <cowan at mercury.ccil.org> wrote:

> Norman Wilson scripsit:
> > I think the P/OS, the standard OS shipped with those systems, was a
> > hacked-up RSX-11M.
> Several sources agree that it was, and speak of a menu shell.
> > I don't know whether there was ever an RT-11 for the Pro.
> <http://www.vintage-computer.com/dec_pro_350.shtml> claims that
> RT-11 ran: whether stock or modified, the page doesn't say.  This
> is confirmed by a squib in InfoWorld 6:23 (June 4, 1984) on p. 84
> <http://books.google.com/books?id=vi4EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA84>, which also
> speaks of a V7 derivative called VII-M.  Venix 2.0 (aka System III) was
> definitely available.
> --
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