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-**Amiga UNIX ("Amix")** is Commodore's port of AT&T System V Release 4 Unix to the Amiga from 1990. Like many early Unix variants, Amiga Unix never became wildly popular, but it'an interesting sidestep in Amiga'history. +**Amiga UNIX (also known as "Amix")** was Commodore's port of AT&T System V Release 4 Unix to the Amiga in 1990. Like many early Unix variants, Amiga Unix never became wildly popular, but it is an interesting sidestep in the history of the Amiga.
  
-The two "official" machines that could run Amix are the Amiga 2500UX and 3000UX models, however it can run on any Amiga that meets its [[requirements|hardware requirements]]. The awesome Amiga emulator WinUAE has been able to run it since version 2.7.0 (from 2013).+The two "official" machines that could run Amix were the Amiga 2500UX and 3000UX models, however it can run on any Amiga that meets its [[requirements|hardware requirements]]. The awesome Amiga emulator WinUAE has been able to run it since 2013 (version 2.7.0 onwards).
  
 This site is dedicated on preserving Amix's history and sharing information and instructions on what Amix is, how to install it (either on real hardware or in emulation) and what can you do with it. Mainly, it tries to cater to people who wish to run AMIX for whatever reason on their hardware. By documenting experiences with it, it is hoped that subsequent SVR4 junkies will find the way more smooth than it might have been without any guidance at all. For even a relatively experienced modern Unix or GNU/Linux administrator, System V UNIX is sufficiently different to present difficulty in installation and administration. Not so much in moving around between directories, and using common utilities that persist to this day - although many of those are hoary and somewhat forgetful in their retirement - but of doing more in depth tasks and understanding the differences. This site is dedicated on preserving Amix's history and sharing information and instructions on what Amix is, how to install it (either on real hardware or in emulation) and what can you do with it. Mainly, it tries to cater to people who wish to run AMIX for whatever reason on their hardware. By documenting experiences with it, it is hoped that subsequent SVR4 junkies will find the way more smooth than it might have been without any guidance at all. For even a relatively experienced modern Unix or GNU/Linux administrator, System V UNIX is sufficiently different to present difficulty in installation and administration. Not so much in moving around between directories, and using common utilities that persist to this day - although many of those are hoary and somewhat forgetful in their retirement - but of doing more in depth tasks and understanding the differences.
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-<caption>In november 2020, a boxed copy of Amix sold for quite a bit of money on [[https://www.ebay.com/itm/293835174908|eBay.com.au]] 8-O 8-) </caption>+<caption>In november 2020, a boxed copy of Amix sold for quite a bit of money on eBay.com.au 8-O 8-) </caption>
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-===== Table of contents =====+====== Table of contents ======
  
-=== History and Documentation ===+==== History and Documentation ====
  
   * [[history|History and background]]   * [[history|History and background]]
-  * [[boxed|Original box and manuals]]+  * [[boxed|Original box, disk/tape labels and manuals]]
  
-=== Hardware ===+==== Hardware ====
  
   * [[requirements|Compatible hardware]]   * [[requirements|Compatible hardware]]
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   * [[a2232|Using the Commodore A2232 Serial Expansion Board]]   * [[a2232|Using the Commodore A2232 Serial Expansion Board]]
  
-=== Tutorials & How-to's ===+==== Tutorials & How-to'====
  
   * [[installation|Installation (real hardware or WinUAE)]]   * [[installation|Installation (real hardware or WinUAE)]]
   * [[dual-boot|Dual boot installation of AMIX and AmigaDOS/Workbench]]   * [[dual-boot|Dual boot installation of AMIX and AmigaDOS/Workbench]]
  
-=== Software ===+==== Software ====
  
   * [[patch-disk|2.1 Patch disk]]   * [[patch-disk|2.1 Patch disk]]
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   * [[downloads|Downloads]]   * [[downloads|Downloads]]
  
-=== General topics ===+==== General topics ====
  
   * [[tips-tricks|Tips and tricks / Performance tweaks / Daemons / MKFS / misc]]   * [[tips-tricks|Tips and tricks / Performance tweaks / Daemons / MKFS / misc]]
   * [[vi-editor|Using the vi editor]]   * [[vi-editor|Using the vi editor]]
  
-=== Links ===+==== Links ====
  
   * Article about Amix in "Virtually Fun" blog: [[https://virtuallyfun.com/wordpress/2013/01/13/amix/|AMIX]] (2013).   * Article about Amix in "Virtually Fun" blog: [[https://virtuallyfun.com/wordpress/2013/01/13/amix/|AMIX]] (2013).
   * WinUAE and the beginnings of Amix support [[http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=67210|in EAB forums]]   * WinUAE and the beginnings of Amix support [[http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=67210|in EAB forums]]
   * Great Amix site with re-done manuals and other useful files (in german): [[http://www.amigaunix.de]]   * Great Amix site with re-done manuals and other useful files (in german): [[http://www.amigaunix.de]]
-  * <del>Telefisk.org gopher site:  [[http://gopherproxy.meulie.net/telefisk.org/1/amiga/Amix/]]</del> +  * Telefisk.org gopher site mirror to grab files: [[http://gopher.muffinlabs.com/telefisk.org/amiga/Amix/]]
-  * Another gopher site to grab files: [[http://gopher.muffinlabs.com/telefisk.org/amiga/Amix/]]+
   * Not that active anymore, but still a good reading: [[https://forum.amiga.org/index.php?board=51.0|Amiga UNIX Discussions in Amiga.org]]   * Not that active anymore, but still a good reading: [[https://forum.amiga.org/index.php?board=51.0|Amiga UNIX Discussions in Amiga.org]]
   * Old, and riddled with Spam, but there once was a thriving Newsgroup dedicated to Amiga Unix. Seeing the Internet "never forgets", you can find the old discussions at Google Groups: [[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/comp.unix.amiga]]   * Old, and riddled with Spam, but there once was a thriving Newsgroup dedicated to Amiga Unix. Seeing the Internet "never forgets", you can find the old discussions at Google Groups: [[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/comp.unix.amiga]]
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 So if you have the requisite hardware and you have girded yourself for what is in store for you should you venture into the m68k-cbm-sysv4 dungeon, you might enjoy this site and the dusty treasures it contains. But seriously, if you just want to try UNIX or GNU/Linux out, the most expedient way to do it is on x86 or just something better supported on Amiga hardware. There are lots of choises for you. So if you have the requisite hardware and you have girded yourself for what is in store for you should you venture into the m68k-cbm-sysv4 dungeon, you might enjoy this site and the dusty treasures it contains. But seriously, if you just want to try UNIX or GNU/Linux out, the most expedient way to do it is on x86 or just something better supported on Amiga hardware. There are lots of choises for you.
  
-Good luck, and enjoy.+Good luck, and enjoy!
  
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 ===== Acknowledgements =====   ===== Acknowledgements =====  
  
 Thanks to Folkert "Tahoe" de Gans for hosting the site! Thanks to Folkert "Tahoe" de Gans for hosting the site!
  
-Thanks to Ville Laustela for imagesscans and updating the Wiki.+Thanks to Ville Laustela for images scans and updating the Wiki.
  
 Thanks to Toni Wilen for maintaining the WinUAE emulator and making it possible to run Amix inside it. Thanks to Toni Wilen for maintaining the WinUAE emulator and making it possible to run Amix inside it.
  
-This site is dedicated to Andrew "Failsure" Whitlock, the original creator and maintainer of this site. [[https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/atlanta-ga/andrew-whitlock-7629725|RIP, agw.]]+Dedicated to Andrew "Failsure" Whitlock, the original creator and maintainer of this site. [[https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/atlanta-ga/andrew-whitlock-7629725|RIP, agw.]]
  
  
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-</WRAP> +To contact us, please use [[https://amigaunix.com/contact/contact.html|the contact form]]. 
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