Ultrix for DECstations
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Thu Nov 10 23:29:47 CST 2005
At 11:28 AM +0800 11/11/05, Wai-Sun Chia wrote:
>On 11/11/05, Zane H. Healy <healyzh at aracnet.com> wrote:
>> My point would be that you're more likely to have that DECstation on
>> a network than someone is likely to have their PDP-11 running V6 Unix.
>Nah. I won't put it on the net. I just want to feel/experience the
>native OS which this machine came with. That's all.
Ah, OK then :^) Put that way, that's something I can understand.
> > Besides, I have no desire to run old versions of Unix, I'd just as
>> soon run a supported version (almost said new version, but I still
>> use Solaris 8). Also, I don't run Unix on my PDP-11's, as there are
>> plenty of interesting OS's that won't run on anything else.
>Absolutely. I agree with you 100%.
>Running Unix on PDPs would be so..anti-climax..
I'm almost shocked you agree, I realize my stance on the subject
isn't always the most popular. Still when you can run some variant
of Unix on just about every hardware platform out there, why run it
on platforms that have unique OS's available. My one exception to
this has been running Unix on some of my Alpha's in the past,
although these days I'd only use them for OpenVMS. I think another
part of it for me is that I like to run Unix on nice fast systems
with lots of bells and whistles (though oddly enough everything
except XEmac's and Firefox tend to be character based, so I don't
really need a lot of speed except for surfing) :^/
| Zane H. Healy | UNIX Systems Administrator |
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