Bootstrap Idea

Allison J Parent allisonp at
Sun Sep 14 07:58:31 AEST 1997

<Unix was just a small hack inspired by Multics, and looking at contemporar
<operating systems, I'd say there were some that were way ahead of Unix (an
<still are...)

yes, but as hacks go it was more public in code than other OSs of value in 
that time frame.  I'm not saying was the best.  Also I've never used 
multics.  My experience in chronological order is OS/8, TOPS-10, CP/M-80,
NS*dos<z80>, RT-11, RSTS, RSX-11, VMS, Ultrix.  So those are what I have to 
look at when thinking in terms of 1970s OSs like Unix of the time.

<Operating systems in the last twenty years have really retro-developed. :-

If you mean what I think the answer is not here.  If anything my view is 
more of when will dos/winders perform as well as some of those OSs of the 
time.  Then again, I had VMS4.6 running decwindows and four users on a 
microvaxII with 9meg and 3 RD53s in 1989.


Received: (from major at localhost)
	by (8.8.5/8.8.5) id HAA07212
	for pups-liszt; Sun, 14 Sep 1997 07:58:48 +1000 (EST)
X-Authentication-Warning: major set sender to owner-pups at using -f

More information about the TUHS mailing list