Minix 3 vs portability - was Re: Looking for a small fast VAX development machine

Ken Seefried seefriek at
Mon Feb 22 12:35:10 CST 2016

On 2016-02-22 11:58 AM, Mouse wrote:
> Unix was done on the PDP-11 (something else
> before that, I think, but I forget what, and I think it was with the
> move to the -11 that it became portable enough to be ported instead of
> rewritten).

PDP-7, though it was more of a "reimplementation" than a port.  The
PDP-11 code became (by v6 or so) portable enough that it was
subsequently made to run on the (sorta IBM 360-ish) Interdata 7/32 &
8/32, as well as VM/370, in the late 70s.


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