Transporting a portable operating system: UNIX to an IBM minicomputer

  title={Transporting a portable operating system: UNIX to an IBM minicomputer},
  author={P. Jalics and T. S. Heines},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • P. Jalics, T. S. Heines
  • Published 1983
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
  • The “portable” UNIX operating system was transported to an IBM Series/1 minicomputer. The process of transporting is described with emphasis on (1) adapting to the target machine architecture; (2) the selection of the approach taken to transporting; (3) a description of the problems encountered; (4) the degree of portability of the UNIX system; and (5) a summary of the portability lessons learned. 
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