Xenix

Xenix

Web site: (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, PC/XT, PDP-11, Z8001, 68k
Based on: UNIX
Wikipedia: Xenix
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 3.2.4.2 | 1992

Xenix/SCO UNIX System V – a source closed, UNIX family operating system published in 1980 by Microsoft, then later sold to Santa Cruz Operation (SCO).

Microsoft(R) XENIX(R) System V/386 was the first release of Microsoft’s implementation of the UNIX(R) System V Operating System for the Intel(R) 80386 microprocessor.

XENIX is a multi-user solution that allows multiple users to be attached via inexpensive terminals to a single machine, thereby allowing the users to share the resources of the machine. It is also compatible with the UNIX System V Operating System – an operating system that is highly portable, and is to be found on a wide variety of architectures: large mainframes, minicomputers, technical and scientific workstations, and personal computers.

Starting in 1981, Microsoft has marketed its adaptation of the UNIX Operating System under the name XENIX. Microsoft’s goal was to provide high quality implementations of UNIX for computer systems based upon microprocessors. In doing so, Microsoft has become one of the major licensees of the UNIX Operating System, accounting for the majority of implementations sold upon microprocessor-based systems. In particular, a large application base has been built around Microsoft XENIX System V/286 for systems based upon the Intel 80286 microprocessor. Microsoft XENIX System V/386 for the Intel 80386 will preserve this application base, while opening up the full potential of the 80386 to developers and users.

Supported platforms were: PC/XT, x86, PDP-11, Z8001, 68k.

 

TAMU Linux

TAMU Linux

Web site: tamulug.tamu.edu/tamulinux.html (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install Floppy
The last version | Released: ? | May 1992

TAMU Linux – the first Linux distribution which offered the X Window System instead of a text based operating system only. TAMULinux is primarily developed by Aggies at Texas A&M with the Texas A&M Unix & Linux Users Group.

The University launched TAMU in May 1992 and the TAMU Linux Users Group was trying to resuscitate as TAMULinux as late as 2010.

TAMU.99p12+ is the latest release in the TAMU linux series. Unlike previous releases, this one includes both integrated source and binary sets, with the entire binary set created from a single top level source make. This ensures that all programs are compiled and linked with the same current tools and libraries, and guarantees availability of working source for every program in the binary set. In addition, the new boot diskette fully automates the installation process, including partitioning, lilo bootstrapping, and network configuration. Installation requires no rebooting, and requires the user to know only the host’s name and IP address. At every step of installation, the program provides intelligent defaults, making it a snap for novices, while allowing experts full flexibility in setting installation parameters. Reliability has been improved over past TAMU installation by the use of labels on all disk images, so that the program can detect and recover from bad or misordered diskettes.

The release is a full featured package, including XFree86-1.3, emacs-19.18, net-2, bootutils, and sources for all installation programs (without any use restrictions.

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