4k/8k PDP-8 OSes was Re: register-impoverished childhoods

Cameron Kaiser spectre at floodgap.com
Wed Apr 5 10:50:56 CDT 2006


> > Since you brought it up :) what OSes can you run on a 4K PDP-8?
> 
> There are a bunch of stand-alone programs, and a 4K Disk Management 
> System that lets you load and save programs from disk.  Depends on 
> how you define OS, I guess.  (The resident part of the OS is pretty 
> much just a bootstrap to get the command language interpreter back 
> into memory.)
> 
> More OSes run in an 8K PDP-8 :-).

Such as? (Subject line changed)

I'm just curious since I've always found its instruction set fascinating.

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