floppy disks?

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Sun Mar 10 15:22:25 UTC 2019

On Sun, 2019-03-10 at 11:37 +0000, Peter Flynn wrote:

On 10/03/2019 00:59, Robert Heller wrote:

At Sat, 9 Mar 2019 23:22:18 +0000 "Ubuntu user technical support,  not for general discussions" <

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> wrote:

On 09/03/2019 22:44, Robert Heller wrote:


That would be a VAX-11/780.

That was the one. Nice machine at the time. Horrible OS.

Horrible OS?  I liked it well enough.

VMS was TOPS-10 trying to be UNIX. It was very popular, but too verbose

for my liking.

Certainly verbose. People hated it because it was verbose and people loved it because it was, er... verbose!

Not sure that it was ever trying to be UNIX! Version 1 of VMS was basically RSX with verbose command that just invoked RSX commands! Even had PIP! That changed fairly quickly to all native commands in version 2, I think!



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