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  • (Score: 2) by mendax on Thursday October 26 2023, @05:46AM

    by mendax (2840) on Thursday October 26 2023, @05:46AM (#1330297)

    My first OS was NOS 1.4, the standard timesharing operating system for Control Data Cyber 170 series mainframes from the mid to late 1970's to the mid 1980's. The machine was a grandchild of Seymour Cray's CDC 6000 series mainframes from the mid 1960's, the first supercomputers. NOS was somewhat reminiscent of Unix in the sense that all I/O was done via a file but that's where the similarity ends. It was a very strange OS but nowhere near as strange as IBM's mainframe OSes. Anyway, I learned Fortran on one of those beasts and, like Mr. Spock, my father gave me my first instruction in computers as I used his university account.

    It's really quite a simple choice: Life, Death, or Los Angeles.
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