is there any word processing software for the pdp11?
scaron at umich.edu
Wed Dec 3 18:33:44 CST 2014
That is exciting news! I occasionally peek around to try to take the
temperature of H-6180 emulation... It will be a great day when I can load
up my own Multics! Getting the chance to actually use Multics has long been
a wish of mine.
I finally got the chance to try my own alma mater's contribution to that
time in history, Michigan Terminal System, under Hercules when the binary
tape images were released a few years back... Now I'm just waiting on
Multics, then I will be sated ;)
On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 6:58 PM, jwsmobile <jws at jwsss.com> wrote:
> On 12/3/2014 10:44 AM, Rich Alderson wrote:
>> From: Zane Healy
>> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 8:37 PM
>> On Dec 2, 2014, at 1:38 PM, Rich Alderson
>>> <RichA at LivingComputerMuseum.org> wrote:
>>>> I used Multics Emacs
>> If it ran on Multics, I find myself wondering if it ran on GCOS-8.
>> The only thing we used on our Multics 6180 was the Cobol compiler.
> Multics did not have one at the time, and I don't know if anyone ported one
> after the 75 timeframe I was using it.
> FWIW, the Multics Simulator which uses the sources and binaries posted by
> Al is coming along nicely. It has limited ring1 admin running (with bugs)
> on the console. They also were able to take the release they had and do
> the multics equivalent of creating a boot tape.
> There are a myriad of bugs to fix, but an amazing amount works now.
> At the time I was on Multics, in 75, I think all the people working on
> Emacs used the MIT machine for development. Also Macsyma was being
> developed and hosted on Multics.
> I can't say. It was written in Multics MACLISP, so if *that* ran on
>> Rich Alderson
>> Vintage Computing Sr. Systems Engineer
>> Living Computer Museum
>> 2245 1st Avenue S
>> Seattle, WA 98134
>> mailto:RichA at LivingComputerMuseum.org
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