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Subject: Trying again--What Is iBCS?!?
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Well, I guess I'll try again, and hope for a reply this time.

Please, what is iBCS? If it is a software package, what's the package called
and how can I obtain it?

Guido Vacano

Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.misc
From: (Mike Jagdis)
Subject: Trying again--What Is iBCS?!?
Organization: FidoNet node 2:252/305 - The Purple Tentacle, Reading
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 1994 22:48:00 +0000
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* In message <>, said:

gg> Please, what is iBCS? If it is a software package, what's
gg> the package called and how can I obtain it?

iBCS is a standard, or set of standards, which underlies x86 derivations of 
Unix. Naturally there is more than one version of iBCS and naturally many 
Unix vendors have extended their versions of the One True Unix in different 

  More to the point iBCS is a loadable kernel module for Linux which allows 
you to run binaries compiled for commercial x86 Unix implementations (and 
which even emulates the non-standard extensions). It can be found on under /pub/linux/ALPHA/ibcs2.

  Contrary to what some people seem to believe, it is *not* SCO 
compatibility. It is SCO, Wyse V/386, ISC, SVR3, DELL, Unixware, SVR4 etc. 
compatibility :-).


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