DEC DOS was: PDP1
DEC DOS was: PDP1 3623
Sigh! Exactly. So was was a newly installed PDP-10 site supposed to do? Buy a card reader-punch (they did). The...
No, it was not the standard. IBM "WAS" the STANDARD. Don't forget that IBM was the MS of its day. Still is. ;^)
Why legal action? It was DEC's lawyers' perception that despite X3J3, using Logical Units akin to IBM was potentially (key word) infringing. After that it mattered less attempt to take IBM's clients for later versions used 5, 6 in IBM parclance. Rather than say 0, 1, 2 adopted by other systems.
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DEC DOS was: PDP1 3625
Eugene Miya Actually on the IBM 360-370 ... OSes , the Fortran system units were chosen-buttigned when...
Actually I have considered the above back several years (almost 2 decades ago). While I had DEC-10 access via the ARPAnet, and access to the Caltech 10, it was interactive text editors on all systems (not just IBM and DEC) which really, it was not just the community of DEC-10 (and 6 and 15) earlier systems. What really backed back then were really interesting peripherals. Things were very limited to light pens and mice and printers. More scanners and digitizers were needed. More mikes and sound systems were needed back then.
The famous line for the Alto was "And the Alto doesn't run faster at night."
There were IBM system hackers, but few. I was at best a very minor one where I was. Where I was, their names were etch in my brain, Lars might know a few, a few have Usenix and ARPAnet records, but quite a few others (really bright), no idea what happened to them.
I think the reference to the Wed. readings of Dor Mouse is a good one. I missed it today.
DEC DOS was: PDP1 3624
CR: Late 70s was when I learned about it from DEC's for X3J3 rep.: Leslie. I learned that in...