[TUHS] A/UX [was Linux is on-topic]

Paul Winalski paul.winalski at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 03:31:29 AEST 2020

On 8/13/20, John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 1:19 PM Henry Bent <henry.r.bent at gmail.com> wrote:
> IPL = Initial Program Load = boot(strap), by the way.  It also has the
> connotations of "toggle in".

IPL is one of several IBM-isms.  A few others:

main storage = memory.  IBM considered "memory" too anthropomorphic.

DASD = direct access storage device = disk.  This is a hold-over from
the days when, in addition to disks, there were drums and the IBM 2321
data cell drive (aka the noodle-picker).  DECtape would probably be
classified as DASD.

-Paul W.

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