UNIX V7

Dan Gahlinger dgahling at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 11 21:10:21 CDT 2009


Hey Doc, what's going on with your Vaxen BTW ?



> Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 20:38:29 -0500
> From: doc at vaxen.net
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: UNIX V7
> 
> Zane H. Healy wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > On Thu, 11 Jun 2009, Doc wrote:
> > 
> >> Zane H. Healy wrote:
> >>>
> >>> There are things I like about AIX, but I have a hard time considering 
> >>> it to be UNIX, and *I DO NOT LIKE* IBM's attitude towards support of 
> >>> tape drives.
> >>
> >>   First rule of administering AIX:
> >>
> >>   This Is Not UNIX. Deal with it.
> > 
> > I think that was basically my point.
> 
>     I was agreeing.  :)
> 
>     Seriously, after teaching introductory AIX Admin for 10 years, I'd 
> call that the most common AIX showstopper.  A LOT of UNIX people just 
> can't handle dtterm running on Some Other System.
> 
>     The flipside is that with all its weirdness, AIX is the most 
> intuitive UNIX(tm) out there.  Once you wrap your head around ODM and 
> the management tools' syntax, 2 seconds thought will get you to the man 
> page for a tool you need and never saw before, and 2 minutes in the man 
> page will get you running.  "mk<mumble>", "ch<mumble>", "rm<mumble>", 
> "ls<mumble>", all with consistent syntax.
> 
>     Pretty good for an x86 fanboy, huh?  :)
> 
> 
>  	Doc
> 

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