Unix SYSIII

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SYSIII
SYSIII.png
Logging into a SYSIII system
Type: Multitasking, multiuser
Creator: Bell Labs / AT&T / Western Electric
Architecture: VAX, PDP11 probably others
Current Version: 1.0 (1982)
Date Released: 1982


SYSIII was the first commercial release of UNIX by AT&T. The 32bit version was based on 32v while the 16bit version was based on Seventh Edition Unix.

I don't think this version saw widespread adoptation, compared to the BSD's.

Besides Xenix, was there any other adoptions of SYSIII??

How do I get this to run?!

Right now, you don't. SYSIII is still copyrited. At one point SCO sold legacy licenses for $100 USD, and I did purchase one, but this is not free, nor abandonware.

SIMH cannot run the boot tape fully, and my attempts at hacking together a minimal system are fraught with filesystem corruption.

What Runs?

Right now I can't seem to get more then 4 or 5 programs onto a disk before it corrupts.