tsx-plus wikipedia article

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Wed May 4 14:43:36 CDT 2016

On Wed, 4 May 2016, Jason Scott wrote:
> On Jay West vs Wikipedia, always bet your money on Jay West

Wikipedia is an amateur effort, with some serious attempts to try to 
reduce the errors.  It is almost inevitable that somebody will declare 
something to have been included if THEY had it, not even necessarily being 
aware that they had a third party add-on.

User limits are assumed and often not correct.  In the other direction, 30 
years ago the college got a network system for PCs that "can handle 
hundreds of users".  I have no idea what the theoretical limit was (number 
of bits in node numbers?) but we were the first to ever attempt 32, at 
which point it took nothing to bring it to its knees.

> On May 4, 2016 15:13, "Jay West" <jwest at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> I was skimming the Wikipedia article for tsx-plus, some of it seemed off to
>> me. Anyone know the facts for sure?
>> 1)      They suggest tsxplus generally didn't support more than 8 users
>> well. At my high school, we had 16 users on it constantly and it seemed to
>> perform very well. Anyone have experience along those lines?
>> 2)      They say LEX-11 (wordprocessing) was included. I don't believe so.
>> 3)      They say a spreadsheet program from Saturn Software was included. I
>> don't think so. Saturn had a wordprocessor, but it was a chargeable product
>> and I don't think S&H distributed it.
>> 4)      They say the latest version of TSX-Plus has TCP/IP support. That's
>> not true, at least not built in. There was a TCP/IP stack done by a 3rd
>> party (actually, think it was a person that ported one and put it in a
>> public contributed library) but that wasn't "included" by S&H.
>> Do I have those things wrong?

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