Free: Apollo DOMAIN/OS Software Distribution Tapes

From: Merle K. Peirce <>
Date: Thu Jun 22 14:22:05 2000

We have an Arium machine running Aegis Regulus. Is this a version of
Apollo's OS, or something else?

On Thu, 22 Jun 2000, Will Jennings wrote:

> Actually, Domain/OS is one of Apollo's 3 operating systems... Apollo started
> back when AT&T wasn't licensing UNIX for commercial use, so they had to
> create their own UNIX clone, which was actually better than UNIX. This was
> called Aegis, later changed to be called Domain/OS. Later, when AT&T did
> start licensing UNIX, Apollo was smart enough to know that even though Aegis
> or Domain/OS, depending on what you called it, was better than UNIX, the
> AT&T standard was what mattered to people, so they licensed UNIX, and that
> became Domain/IX, and shortly afterward, HP bought Apollo and killed
> basically everything other than Prism (PA-Risc).
> Will J
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M. K. Peirce
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