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AllThingsDOS
June 4th, 2013, 07:05 PM
Anyone know where I can find a Xenix system to install on my IBM XT? We ran Xenix on about 100 XT computers back in the mid 80s. I was one of the techs that had to maintain these systems. Now that I am building up an old XT I kind of want what we had back then.

SpidersWeb
June 4th, 2013, 07:23 PM
*COUvetusware.comGH*

sorry had to clear my throat
You will have a hard time finding an original copy, although it would be awesome if someone here did have a spare.
While coughing I did find the 8086 version in ZIP format though.

SomeGuy
June 4th, 2013, 07:32 PM
A better archive seems to be here: http://oscollect.old-dos.ru/OS/Xenix/

I believe SCO Xenix 86 2.1.3 (5.25).rar is the one you want. There are separate 2.1.3 version for both 8086/88 and 80286.

Stone
June 11th, 2013, 02:36 PM
Have a look at this one, Ed:

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?37695-IBM-Xenix-sealed-in-origional-box-Server-room-closet-rescue (http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?37695-IBM-Xenix-sealed-in-origional-box-Server-room-closet-rescue)!!

It claims, however to require an AT.

Beerhunter
June 12th, 2013, 01:11 AM
Have a look at this one, Ed:

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?37695-IBM-Xenix-sealed-in-origional-box-Server-room-closet-rescue (http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?37695-IBM-Xenix-sealed-in-origional-box-Server-room-closet-rescue)!!

It claims, however to require an AT.That product DOES require an AT, or AT clone, because it used Protected Virtual Address Mode of the 80286. PC Xenix was the only Protected Mode OS that we (IBM) had for the AT until the arrival of OS/2.

Shadow Lord
June 15th, 2013, 03:34 PM
That product DOES require an AT, or AT clone, because it used Protected Virtual Address Mode of the 80286. PC Xenix was the only Protected Mode OS that we (IBM) had for the AT until the arrival of OS/2.

Not to mention the seller does not want his time wasted with offer of $100 only...