[vcf-midatlantic] ESIX System V

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Sep 6 17:43:26 EDT 2019


On 9/6/19 5:28 PM, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> Do a stack of ESIX System V disks mean anything to anybody here? My
>> understanding is that it's Unix System V for AT&T. I am unable to read
>> the
>> disk contents outside of a PC disk drive.
> 
>    Yep.  I used to run ESIX on my home system in the erly '90s.  Cost me
> $1,300 back in the day for an unlimited user development system.  At
> that point, there weren't many options for Unix on a 386/486.  SVR4 has
> all the goodies: networking, X11, BSD utilities, compilers.  Distributed
> by Everex.

  Everex did more than distribute it; they started with AT&T SysV, wrote
most of the drivers, and integrated the BSD extensions.

> I don't remember what format the disks are in.

  The distribution I ran was on 5.25" HD (1.2MB) floppies.

           -Dave

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Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
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