UNIX System III
Logging into a SYSIII system
|Creator:||Bell Labs / AT&T / Western Electric|
|Architecture:||VAX, PDP-11, i286, Z8000 probably others|
|Current Version:||1.0 (1982)|
System III (sometimes given as System 3, etc) was a unification of the previously separate main variants of UNIX within Bell Labs: USG UNIX, CB-UNIX, PWB/UNIX and Research's Unix Seventh Edition (although it did not include much of the CB-UNIX extensions).
It was also the first commercial release of by AT&T; after AT&T was split up in response to an anti-trust suit in the 1982, it was allowed to enter other lines of business, including software, and AT&T management saw an opportunity to monetize the then-very-popular UNIX operating system.
SYS III is known to have run on the following computers:
Besides Xenix, was there any other adoptions of System III??
How do I get this to run?!
At one point, you didn't; System III is still copyrighted. Later, SCO sold legacy licenses for $100 USD, and some people did purchase one, but this is not free, nor abandon-ware.
SIMH cannot run the boot tape fully, however one user was able to find someone on the list who managed to hack together a working system! The DZ11 controller doesn't work so it's not fully multi-user. However, thy've been able to use the system somewhat, if not only for checking various system stuff out.
However, there are versions floating around on the Internet.
I haven't tried to port any software to SYS III as I don't think there really is any installations still in existence.
SYS III also introduced the uname command.
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