[rescue] Interesting bit on Multics
mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Oct 17 23:25:12 CDT 2003
On Saturday, October 18, 2003, at 12:01 AM, Francisco Javier
>> It's not clear that anyone was suggesting "utility" of any sort.
>> is an important part of history, and as such, it should be preserved
>> and studied. I don't think anyone in their right mind would use it in
>> production unless they absolutely had to.
> I knew that, but if study is the main goal... some of the lessons have
> been already incorporated. It would be cool for the geek factor I grant
I agree on both of your points, but I'm thinking of it this
way...Modern systems are accessible and literature about them abounds.
By studying a system like Multics, one has the chance to see the
*differences*...what features carried forward, which ones didn't, and
stuff like that. It's more studying the evolution than the absolutes.
> Anyhow, there is always the emulator route I guess... if there is
> info on the underlying HW I am sure an emulator of sorts could be
> and run some original multics on it.
Does simh support anything that Multics will run on?
> However is it hte multics code available?
Good question. I'm interested in this too.
Dave McGuire "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL feels a little better." -Ed
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