Xenix 286

Xenix was the variant of UNIX originally published by Microsoft, later sold to SCO. It added a variety of technical enhancements over System V Unix, including a menu-driven business shell. It was ported to many different platforms from a PDP-11 including the Altos 8600 (First x86 port), IBM PC, Intel System 86, TRS-80 Model 16, SCP Gazelle II, and Apple Lisa.

Software products include: The Xenix Software Development System, Microsoft Multiplan 2.x and Microsoft Multiplan 3.x, Microsoft Word 3.0 and Microsoft Word 5.x, and FoxBase Plus 1.00

Please note that version numbering is all over the place depending on the vendor.

Wanted: More ports for different platforms.

Release notes

SCO Xenix 2.x is based on System V Unix.

Manuals can be found on Bitsavers: http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/sco/system_V_2.x/2.3.2/

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Minimum CPU
User interface
Download count
28 (3 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
SCO Xenix 286 2.1.3 (5.25-360k) 286 2.1.3 English 1.09MB 0
SCO Xenix 286 2.2.1e (5.25-1.2mb) 286 2.2.1e English 1.78MB 0
SCO Xenix 286 2.2.3b (5.25-1.2mb) 286 2.2.3b English 3.63MB 0
SCO Xenix 286 2.3.2b (5.25-1.2mb) 286 2.3.2b English 9.83MB 2
SCO Xenix 286 2.3.2d (5.25-1.2mb) 286 2.3.2d English 2.24MB 1
Xenix 286 2.0 for TI Business PRO (1985) (5.25-1.2mb) (Kryoflux) 2.0 for TI Business PRO English 162.36MB 0


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