AIX for IBM system 370

Richard Loken rlloken at
Mon Feb 1 22:15:00 CST 2016

On Mon, 1 Feb 2016, devin davison wrote:

> What machine would you recommend for the Linux route. The idea being to run
> the oldest machine possible.
> I was looking at AIX because it ran on one of the oldest ibm machines i
> could find.

Way back, circa 1980, Unix V6 was ported to the 370, a bit later Amdahl 
marketed UTS, and a bit more later IBM marketed IX/370.  All of this was 
prior to 1986 I think.  As far as I know, all of them ran under the VM 
hypervisor way back when Linus Torvald was still wearing diapers and 
decades before some linux weenie thought he invented the vm hypervisor.

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