An operating system created by Microsoft in 1980 and marketed to the public from 1982. It was based on code licensed from AT&T and was basically a subset of Release 7 of the UNIX system, adapted to fit smaller computer systems. The system remained Microsoft's main development and internal use system until Windows NT was released in the early 90s, but the company had stopped selling the system in 1989 and sold the rights to the code, trademarks and distribution license for Xenix to the Santa Cruz Operation (SCO).
The system initially worked on 68000 processors, with support for the NatSemi 32000 line arriving a little bit later, the system was ported to the Intel 386 architecture in the latter half of the 80s.
SCO XENIX Development System is an advanced C-language development environment that helps to create applications for SCO XENIX, as well as MS-DOS and OS/2 on the same platform. It provides a complete environment that includes the Microsoft C Compiler and the Microsoft CodeView debugger with additional development tools and documentation.
- See also
- Yates: The Business Guide to the XENIX System - Addison-Wesley 1984 - ISBN 0-201-08847-9
- WSI: XENIX User's Handbook - Weber Systems 1984 - ISBN 0938862448
- Weinberg: Understanding XENIX - Que 1985 - ISBN 0880221437
- Morgan: Inside Xenix - Sams 1986 - ISBN 0-672-22445-3
- Hahn: Mastering Xenix on the IBM PC AT - Scott Foresman 1986 - ISBN 0673182606
- Woodcock: Xenix at Work - Microsoft Press 1986 - ISBN 0914845551
- Moore: Working with Xenix System V - Scott Foresman 1986 - ISBN 0673180808
- Woodcock: Running UNIX - Microsoft Press 1990 - ISBN 1-55615-270-1
- Steven H. Barry & Randall Jacobson: XENIX for the IBM PC XT - A review from BYTE Magazine vol 09-07, July 1984, pages 255~262