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Notes: I listed the languages in alphabetical order, except for 'C' as this is always a given for UNIX/xenix/linux/GNU systems.

I will research and add the release dates for as much as I can find.

I added links for references, I added architectures, and I will add a list of both distribution repositories, and running emulators and VMs. ( one click runs. )

How would Microsoft have gotten the first version of XENIX to run on a PDP-11, i.e. what was their development machine/OS? PDP-11/RSTS-e? I am wildly guessing, as besides the Zilog 8k, this architecture PDP-11, which seems to be a specialty around here, I have never used. ForOldHack‎ (talk) 22:02, 9 March 2019 (CET)

There's a lot of PDP-11 hardware stuff documented, because I have a particular interest in them - I used them extensively at the start of my career. DEC software is not covered much, as we didn't use it - just Unix, which I have been covering.
I have no idea what uSloth would have used for a PDP-11 port - did they really do one? They'd have needed a C compiler, and that would have been a lot of work (unless they used an existing one - maybe they brought up V7 on a PDP-11)? Jnc (talk) 15:25, 10 March 2019 (CET)
They used a PDP-11 for a vast amount of their development, because the POS known as DOS could not do it, and they had a cross compiler on the PDP-11 for x68.
"1981: MS's Bob Greenberg ports PDP-11 v7 (from HCR or AT&T?) to Codata Z8000" http://www.softpanorama.org/People/Torvalds/Finland_period/xenix_microsoft_shortlived_love_affair_with_unix.shtml
The history was unconceiling itself rather slowly, in leaps and bounds
Apprently they used a PDP-11 to develop Xenix, and then soon switched to it, and used it for everything until they kluged together NT server, and even then ... I bet they still have a few things running in emulation... ForOldHack‎ (talk) 07:45, 11 March 2019‎

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