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    Default Idris operating system (PDP-11, Mac, PC, Atari ST, etc.)

    Has anyone here used the Idris operating system? What do you know about it's history, coolness etc.?

    It was a very early UNIX clone. Various forms were available starting with PDP11s and later riding on top of DOS and early Mac OS (MacIDRIS). There was an Atari ST ROM version with X per Wikipedia. I have not seen any original copies or gotten to see the system in action. From Wikipedia it looks like the original author is still alive, and the likely rights holder -- if anyone wanted to get this out there for the community in a manner similar to Coherent -- is L3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uityyy View Post
    Has anyone here used the Idris operating system?
    This subject is interesting for me, too.
    Is there any news on that?

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    It seems that Wikipedia has the only info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idris_(operating_system)
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    Not the only place for information. A copy of the Idris 2.2 User Manual is floating out there. Bitsavers has what is listed as the 68K IDRIS; two disks at about 200k each. Look for Whitesmiths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tingo View Post
    It seems that Wikipedia has the only info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idris_(operating_system)
    This is out there as well, 1990 usenet post which I assume was spidered into this site: http://www.verycomputer.com/26_b1f1dff61e5c220e_1.htm

    According to the post, MacIdris may have been structurally similar to Unix V6 but they had completely changed the naming standards so nothing worked the way you'd think. The Atari version seems to have been a much more traditionally Unix-oriented port. https://www.atarimagazines.com/start...tipowerst.html

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