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

Gregg Levine gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 11:40:06 AEST 2020

And you're going to react similarly when I mention that I first met
AIX at an event concerning UNIX in general, in fact UNIXEXPO, and
there it was the crowd of RT/PC designs that looked like strangely
dressed PC/AT ones, and scared the stuffing out of the salesperson
when I simply logged into each working station by using the telnet
command and asking her the name of each.

Next time they looked like the way they looked much the same as the
final style, and that's what the salesmen said. that.  I also laughed
at it.

I found the SUN booth more interesting. But Larry knows why.
Gregg C Levine gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
"This signature fought the Time Wars, time and again."

On Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 1:20 PM Jim Capp <jcapp at anteil.com> wrote:
> 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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