so, can you run UNIX on a PDP11/03 or not?

From: ajp166 <>
Date: Thu Jan 31 19:13:59 2002

Actually VMS was ok but VMS as everyone knows is also
chock full of utilities and tools... many of which would remain
as base PDP11 code (coded as RSX-11 compatable) for a
while. I think V2.mumble . Some would be recoded as VAX
native and live another version.


-----Original Message-----
From: William Donzelli <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2002 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: so, can you run UNIX on a PDP11/03 or not?

>> The only use of the vax11's pdp11 compatibility mode that I've ever
>> heard of was to run RSX-11 binaries under VMS.
>I think VMS 1.0 used it because it was not really ready to ship (what a
>suprise). The RCS VAXgeek said that some old PDP-11 code was
>kludged in with a big hammer (and the compatibilty mode) to get the
>VMS to work. The kludges were dropped shortly afterwards.
>William Donzelli
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