[sf-lug] semi-OT: HP-UX 11.x

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Oct 26 12:13:58 PDT 2008

Quoting Michael Paoli (Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu):

> I'm not familiar with AMISYS, but have worked with HP-UX a lot
> (including 11.x), though it's been bit of time now (about 1.6 years).

Wow, I remember HP-UX!

> HP-UX tends to be rather heavily SystemVish

Yep.  It's like taking a TARDIS back to 1988 and running System Vr4
"with BSD enhancements".

> if you're already rather/quite familiar with such environment, you'll
> feel relatively at home on HP-UX.

Best thing to do with an HP-UX box, these days, regardless of whether
it's one of the PA-RISC systems or an Itanic (er, "Itanium 2"), is
convince management to do a system rebuild with a suitable Linux distro.
Me, I'd go with Debian on that.

If, by contrast, it's an m68k-based member of the HP 9000 series (or
running on an HP FOCUS CPU), then donate it to Computer History Museum.  ;->

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