HP3000 model 70 in Australia
jwest at classiccmp.org
Tue Dec 19 09:30:15 CST 2006
It was written...
> The first computer I ever used was an HP 200B, TimeShare BASIC.
2000B I guess you mean?
> notable thing about the log-in accounts was that they were all of the
> pattern annn where a=alphabetic and n=numeric. The "A-triple-zero"
> account, A000, was the Master Account, and files saved by that user were
> accessible as read-only for all users. And, when user A000 saved a
> BASIC program named "HELLO," that program was run automatically at
> log-in for every user. Our HELLO program was very cool... eventually.
That's all definitely from the HP2000 TSB OS.
> Any other letter, followed by three zeros, was a Group Account, and
> files saved by that account were read-only for any other account
> starting with the same letter, i.e., other group members. Regular users
> had an account that was not zero in the numeric part; ours was H455.
> That account structuring scheme was odd enough that if you remember it,
> you were almost certainly in the HP2000 realm...
I don't believe you were using 2000B then, as I don't believe 2000B had the
group account feature. You've certainly ruled out 2000E by that statement.
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