[hackerspaces] first time seeing tron

Stewart Dickson mathartspd at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 18:59:32 CEST 2012

I used DEC DOS on a single-user mainframe (pdp11/40) for a year in
1984-85.  It was so obvious to me later that MS-DOS was a
feature-for-feature port of DEC DOS to intel 8086. (Gates and
Edison...)  -Stewart

On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 11:36 AM, Walter van Holst <walter at revspace.nl> wrote:
> On 9/4/12 4:16 PM, Frantisek Apfelbeck wrote:
>> I just wonder if the “master control program (MCP)” was a kind of vision
>> of “Windows” coming? Or was it a "generalisation" of "control versus free?"
> Stallman hadn't come up with the GPL at that time. Even Windows 1.0 was
> not out yet. And that was a rather limited layer on top of MS-DOS 3.x,
> IIRC. Even GeOS and GEM were yet to come.
> As others pointed out: it was more about classical mainframe concepts
> versus the then brand new phenomenon of micro-computers, which let the
> user decide instead of the high-priests of the mainframe and the mini.
> Regards,
>  Walter
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