Actually (ahem!) it was my company,
Locus Computing Corp. that was developing AIX/386 ("Stetson"), which because
AIX/PS/2 and AIX/370 and created TCF (transparent computing facility, which
was LOcally Cooperative Unix Systems, or LOCUS) before IBM renamed it.
AIX/386 with DOS Merge
and PC/X was one alternative to OS/2 and Windows that was destroyed by
IBM by its restrictions (must run in 2 MB of DRAM ... uh huh ... right.)
and its internecine warfare (AIX 2.2.1 for ROMP-C RTPC was developed in
Austin and no one at IBM Austin wanted to deal with Locus very much 'cause
they were working on RIOS, which became RS-6000, and it was all very hush-hush).
Locus was developing its AIX in Santa Monica and Inglewood, CA and dealing
with Palo Alto (compilers), Kingston (VM and 370's, and those Kingston
people HATED the Poughkeepsie MVS people!), and Boca (hardware, 'natch)
Man pages AIX 1.3 (!!)
and to use an WD800D Ethernet card you will need to recompile the kernel :
Superuser (root) authority is required to install the WD8003Ex/A software
under AIX. Once superuser authority is established, change directories
to /usr/nifl/wd and enter the command "make install
This will install the appropriate code into the kernel, modify some system
files and rebuild the kernel.
Microchannel Addictive Disorderhttp://www.ibmmuseum.com/ohlandl/mad_welby.html
Microchannel Addictive Disorder is a common reaction to the discovery of
a well designed series of computers, adapters, and matching peripherals
based on IBM's Micro Channel Architecture, or MCA. Newcomers to MCA are
filled with an urge to collect all known forms of MCA, sometimes including
oddities such as the 5494, 5250 connection, and 3270 adapters. While relatively
benign, instances of massive collection have been reported.
: While MAD can
never be fully removed, the urges to buy ever more quantities of MCA parts
can be greatly reduced through the daily use of MCA equipment. Over a period
of months, the unspeakable desire will be reduced to a manageable level.