CousinStanley at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 15 21:33:11 CET 2004
> Why is it the best minicomputer ever made?
> I really want to know!
| Since nobody ever produced any other.
| Only IBM produced machines that can be called "midrange"
| (something between microcomputer and "real computer",
| the famous S/390 mainframe). They still use this terminology.
Honeywell also produced a line of mid-range machines
called the Level 6 minicomputers ....
These machines ran an operating system
which had an internal architecture
and command line interface different from,
but vaguely similar, to Multics, a Honeywell mainframe OS ....
Multics was a major predecessor of Unix,
a euphemism for Multics Without Balls
deemed so by the original developers themselves ....
Without Multics there might not be
any such thing as Unix or Linux ....
You can find the history of Multics at ....
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