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