Implementation of a True Multi-User System on a PC

by Howard Ostroff, Multisystems, Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation III


This paper describes the use of and experience with SCO XENIX, a version of the UNIX operating system from Santa Cruz Operation. SCO XENIX offers multi-user features and capabilities, such as administration of computer resources, user administration, security, shared use of programs and user files, resource sharing (printers and modems), communications, and diagnostics. The system functions like minicomputer and mainframes; that is, there is one central processing computer, and each user has a terminal. This paper presents issues in procuring, implementing, and administering a multi-user operating system on a PC, as well as the experience of transit and paratransit agencies with SCO XENIX.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Computer networks | Security | Diagnosis | Computers

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