What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS 2124
Yup. At BigBank I had maxed-out KL systems with email, spreadsheet and document preperation software that people could access from any VTlove tty and we had hundreds of them. People could share files. As a bank we had financial modeling tools, databases and lots of custom software. This first version of this was in place in 1979. By 82 or so we were on a worldwide company network.
We avoided the first couple generations of PeeCees.
About 1981 BigBank took the lead of the US government's and other banks in the refinancing of the Mexican loans, A big crisis at the time. I had the capability to crunch *huge* spreadsheets interactivly that no PC at the time could touch, in any way. I also had datacenter lineprinters that no PC printer could compare to. The team took over a large conference room for about a month and taped long lengths of fanfold printout over *all* the walls.
What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS 2125
rpl The device handlers would need rewriting to allow for the differences in hardware interfaces. The loader...
We didn't get into PCs until well into the AT generation and it took a long time after that for PCs to be able to run our models. The worldwide networking for PCs took many years to develop.
MS Windows 2.0 and Netware 2.0 was a *mess*.
Don't blame me. I voted for Gore.