another hp2100 wannabe
eric at brouhaha.com
Sun Mar 27 13:56:57 CST 2005
Tim wrote about HP 2000 Time Shared BASIC:
> Seems most folks used 2000A on a dual cpu 2100S setup with dial in
2000A only uses a single CPU, as did 2000B and 2000E.
The dual-CPU versions are 2000C, 2000C' (aka High-Speed 2000C),
2000F, and 2000/Access.
> Perhaps it could have been an hp-2114c running ACCESS 2000E?
2000E and 2000/Access are two completely independent things. I'm
not sure whether 2000E would run on a 2114, but 2000/Access will
not, as it requires two 2100 or two 21MX (M- or E-series) CPUs.
> On our setup with the single 2114 box, we did not have to login.
> Everyone shared the same disk storage area. I don't recall anyone having
> a username at all. there were just the 4 (2 crt, tty, and card reader)
> terminals. I recall folks kept forgetting to clear the current program
> before typing in a new one and then getting a mix of two programs. I
> don't recall the commands, but it seems to me you could be on a crt and
> tell the system to read from the card reader, then run a stack of cards
> and the program would be loaded into your memory intead of just being
> run and output to the printer.
That doesn't sound like any of the 2000 TSB variants. More likely it
was a standalone multi-user BASIC.
> I do recall that stored files that started with an "!" were hidden from
That also doesn't sound like 2000 TSB.
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