Any word on the Multics revival front?
Kevin at RawFedDogs.net
Sat Mar 12 12:37:11 CST 2016
On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 08:51:28PM -0800, Zane Healy wrote:
> What I’d like to know is if any copies of GCOS-8 exist in the wild.
> That’s what I’d personally really like to boot on the emulator.
I would too. I've always been curious about Honeywell OSes. Well, I'm
curious about any mainframe OSes I've never had contact with, which is most
of them. I currently work as an IBM z/OS operator, so I'm mostly familiar
with IBM OSes. I went to college briefly at Lamar University in Beaumont,
TX in '88-'89. Sadly I dropped out during my second semester. The computer
science department had an overworked VAX 11/750. I worked as a volunteer
operator on that system. I heard the engineering department had a Honeywell
mainframe. There was one Honeywell terminal room in the computer science
building that was used by a FORTRAN programming class. The doorway to that
terminal room was the closest I ever got to the campus's Honeywell. I don't
know what model it was, or what OS it ran. I still regret not finding out
more about it while I was there. And that has made me especially curious
about Honeywell OSes.
What's the definition of a legacy system? One that works!
Errare humanum est, ignoscere caninum.
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