If you have ever read anything about the history of UNIX, you may remember that its early development was affected by older operating systems. MULTICS was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and General Electric as a commercial operating system in the 1960s, and has always been a system of UNIX writers [Thompson] and [Ritchie] Used. It became a Honeywell product, and the source code of its final commercial version was finally released to the public. Has it become a dusty relic of interest only to historians? It doesn’t seem to be, Because a new version has been released. It is for us dps8m Honeywell host emulator Rather than physical hardware, so maybe although it is not such a dusty relic, it is still only suitable for audiophiles.
We don’t pretend to be experts in mainframe operating system architecture in the 1960s, but it’s interesting Read for a while About what led to the birth of UNIX in MULTICS.For the description [Ken Thompson] As “almost unusable”, it performed well when the new version was released in the 52nd year.
We traced the story of UNIX in the past, but didn’t realize that MULTICS never completely disappeared. Ashamed of our negligence!
[Via Hacker News]