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

Jim Capp jcapp at anteil.com
Sat Aug 15 03:37:48 AEST 2020

Sorry, I meant AIX, A/UX :-( 

From: "Jim Capp" <jcapp at anteil.com> 
To: "The Eunuchs Hysterical Society" <tuhs at tuhs.org> 
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2020 1:18:48 PM 
Subject: Re: [TUHS] A/UX [was Linux is on-topic] 

I first ran across A/UX at a tradeshow. 

I can’t recall the date, but I remember very clearly approaching an IBM sales rep who told me that they took UNIX and “fixed all the bugs”. 

I shook my head and laughed as I walked away. 

On Aug 13, 2020, at 9:06 PM, Christopher Browne <cbbrowne at gmail.com> wrote: 

On Thu., Aug. 13, 2020, 4:11 p.m. 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." 

My favorite was from David Megginson, whose observation was that "you don't run AIX, you chase it" 
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