Censorship and old less
petergoggin at bigpond.com
Fri Nov 9 22:41:31 UTC 2018
There were many things that IBM came out with but dropped. One of the
best op systems for micros was OS/2, a true multiusers system. I used it
for a few years and it was far superior to the MS offerings at the tie,
but IBM dropped it. In the same misguided way they chose MSDos rather
than CP/M for there micro computers.
On 9/11/18 11:23 pm, Liam Proven wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Nov 2018 at 10:54, Peter <petergoggin at bigpond.com> wrote:
>> First programs were written in autocode for a computer using valves with an average up time of two hours, then the establishment purchased an IBM mainframe called Stretch which was the only true scientific computer made by IBM.
> Ooh, an IBM 7030! Nice!
> The first IBM supercomputer, the first IBM transistor computer, and
> the first computer to use instruction pipelining, prefetch,
> speculative execution, branch prediction and recovery, memory
> interleaving, multiprogramming, memory protection -- all standard
> techniques in PC processors since the Pentium and almost all computers
> Roughly an order of magnitude quicker than any other computer in its
> day, and roughly an order of magnitude more RAM.
> Even so, they only sold 9, I believe, and it was considered a failure.
> History sort of proved them wrong there.
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