Weird OSs

From: Derek Peschel <>
Date: Mon Mar 8 21:09:13 1999

Roger Merchberger wrote:
> Once upon a midnight dreary, Derek Peschel had spoken clearly:

> >> >POS (PERQ Operating System or Pascal OS) was the first PERQ OS. It's

> >> POS has got to be the single most overused OS name! DEC used it for the

> >Oh, come on. There's got to be TONS more OSs with "DOS" in their names.

> Plus, for the Z-80 side of RS, you had TRSDOS, LS-DOS, NewDOS, and prolly
> more I've never heard of, but *none* of these examples are what Zane was
> originally referring to, for DOS is only a subset of the entire, correct
> name. In fact, MS-DOS and PC-DOS wouldn't even count for his argument.

Yes, you're right. Zane has a perfectly good point. I was just struck by
the irony that he may be talking about 4-5 OSs while I can come up with
dozens. Actually, I do kow of a few "just plain DOS" systems: DOS for the
IBM System/360, DOS for the Apple ][, DOS for the Atari 8-bit machines, DOS
for the PDP-11. You might be able to come up with more DOS's than POS's if
you tried hard enough.

-- Derek
Received on Mon Mar 08 1999 - 21:09:13 GMT

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