[TUHS] A/UX [was Linux is on-topic]

Dr Iain Maoileoin iain at csp-partnership.co.uk
Fri Aug 14 06:17:43 AEST 2020

In the UK, in the 80s?, IBM used to put up HUGE billboards with a slogan like “.. we have added a million lines of code to UNIX”, some smart ar*es around the Uni would grafitti each one with “yes, and every line was wrong”.

AIX had a lot going for it - in some ways, but as the feeling is here it really was not UNIX as we knew it.
I am jaundiced since my car registration is "AIX OK”.

> On 13 Aug 2020, at 21:09, Rich <rdm at cfcl.com> wrote:
>> On Aug 13, 2020, at 12:18, Adam Thornton <athornton at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Early AIX is what happens when you give a detailed description of Unix to mainframers who've never seen Unix, and then tell them to implement that system, and then ship it, without at any point letting someone who's used an actual Unix system touch it.
> My favorite characterization of AIX came from Barry Shein: "It will remind you of Unix."
> -r

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