rewriting legacy OS for new iron

From: Ron Hudson <>
Date: Mon Sep 13 22:15:34 2004

Would there be any interest in re-writing somthing like RSTS/E, ITS,
TWENEX or one of the other
legacy OS to work on x86 machines? The idea would be to do something
like Linux has done for unix but for one of the other OSs, I think all
the ones I mentioned ran on pdp machines, whatever we choose to write
could have once run on anything.

The new OS should be entirely self hosting. What would be the most
interesting old OS to do.

This would differ from the simh machines in that actual serial ports
would connect to serial devices and printers would connect via parallel
Received on Mon Sep 13 2004 - 22:15:34 BST

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