AIX for PS/2
AVAILABILITY OF AIX PS/2 OS
AIX PS/2 OS VER 1.1 ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
AIX PS/2 OS VER 1.1 AND Related Programs
DELAYED AVAILABILITY -- AIX PS/2 OS ver 1.2
Withdrawl: AIX PS/2 1.2.1 OS (replaced with 1.3)
AIX PS/2 NO-CHARGE Upgrade (to ver 1.3)
AIX PS/2 OS VERSION 1.3
AIX PS/2 OS Ver 1.3 supports all PS/2 system units based
on the 386sx-16MHz up through 486DX2-66MHz, MCA or AT -Bus.
Exploitation of XGA and XGA-2 graphics and XGA/Graphics Support
Library (GSL) is provided for IBM PS/2 Models 70, 80, 90 XP 486 and 95
XP 486. Support for greater than 16MB of system memory is provided
for IBM PS/2 Models 90 XP 486 and 95 XP 486 and support for 32 bit Direct
Memory Access (DMA) and Error Correcting Code (ECC) Memory in PS/2 models
offering these functions.
Don Hills (in Kiwi Land)
A little bit of history:
AIX PS/2 1.1 was behind the competition in features, but
well. It was Micro Channel only.
AIX PS/2 1.2 was widely regarded as a pig to install and
its bad reputation resulted in the eventual decision to drop the product.
But in the meantime, a "small dedicated crew operating
radar of the corporate death squads" remedied the shortcomings and
wish list items such as ISA bus support. This became AIX PS/2 1.3,
the few people lucky enough to get it found was a solid, reliable high-
Brad Boot sez:
Sure wish I could of got my hands on the release. I was
regression testing the multimedia stuff. For those that aren't OS/2
savy, OS/2 originally didn't have multimedia support. Due to the superior
modular design of the code, multimedia should have been a cinch to add.
Alas, while we were fine tuning drivers, IBM decided to move Warp and company
from Boca Raton to Texas, Ft. Worth IIRC. That effectively hammered the
nails into Warp for the PowerPC. What a shame. I remember rumors of the
beta running on the very early Apple something with the 601 or 604 PPC
processor. All I ever saw was the laptops we used for development.
Les Wolff howls with:
We still run the aix platform on mod 80's..started running
it on 8570's in
90. It is and was my impression it would run on micro channel
drivers have always been sufficient for our use. I have the complete
aix 60 lbs of manuals and diskettes or close.a sixty dollar purchase back
good old days of the CompuServe ps2 forum. We run Napa Tracs
on it was an IBM**Napa venture way back when. They would like to
move us to Unix another version that is, but we love aix, very stable and
is fast on a mod 80 with a blue lightning 486bl66 upgrade. We run
four terminals two printers and it doesn't bog with a busy system....I
obtained the patches from IBM many years ago that would allow aix to be
used on a non micro channel but haven't had the need to switch yet.
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