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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?

Thanks,
Guido Vacano

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From: ja...@purplet.demon.co.uk (Mike Jagdis)
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Subject: Trying again--What Is iBCS?!?
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* In message <1994Aug15.18224...@eagle.wesleyan.edu>,
  gvac...@eagle.wesleyan.edu 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 
ways...

  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 
tsx-11.mit.edu 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 :-).

                                Mike

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