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From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Thu Apr 25 18:44:37 2002

On Apr 25, 18:20, Bill Pechter wrote:
> > On Apr 24, 21:05, Bill Pechter wrote:
> >
> > > Isn't it a bit much to call XXDP+ an OS.
> > > DECX-11 is closer... XXDP's pretty dumb.
> >
> > I've always thought of XXDP as the OS that DECX-11 runs under.

> More like the program loader for the OS... 8-).
> At least CP/M had better editors available than XXDP...

Yeah, you mean EDLIN :-) TECO in XXDP is not my favourite editor!

I'm slightly puzzled by what you say about DEC X-11, though. My exposure
to it and XXDP is only in the form of the diagnostics available to end
users and third-party service organisations, and I suspect there's more to
it than that. The reason I think of XXDP as the OS and X-11 as the, well,
application in a way, is that all I see are the X-11 modules to run build
and series of tests, whereas XXDP includes the monitor, system handlers etc
(as well as the diagnostic programs and utilites, of course). To me,
that's the OS.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Thu Apr 25 2002 - 18:44:37 BST

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