UNIX Fifth Edition

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This was one of the more popular research versions to leave Bell Labs.



Unix v5
V5unix.jpg
Logging into a v5 unix system
Type: Multitasking, multiuser
Creator: AT&T/Western Electric
Architecture: PDP-11
Current Version: v5
Year Introduced: 1973


Platforms

Thee only known platform for Unix v5 was the PDP-11, and primarly only the PDP-11/45.

Folk Lore

This version added support for pipes, and cleaned up a lot of the code in the C language.

How do I get this to run?!

Well you'll need a disk image, and an emulator or a PDP-11... I'd recommend SIMH and you can get v5 by looking for v5root.gz .. There is also the guide Running Unix v5 in SIMH.

Games

While limited, there is a few games on the v5 distro:

bj
chess
cubic
moo
ttt
wump