On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 04:26:52PM -0400, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
Technically, I think it kinda qualifies. I was an old
running Exec-8 programmer and I have already been told on more than
one occasion that my experience is totally up to date on the 2200.
I am running it just fine under Wine on Ubuntu.
I'll have to give Wine a try. I don't know how long I'll be able to use the
Windows 7 VM without a license key.
I don't remember there being anything like that
even in the days of
the 1100. There were Univac Education Courses but nothing in the
general press. It is different, at least at the ECL vs. JCL level.
After posting I found the Exec System Software Operations Manual:
which has some introductory information on console keyins, etc. I think
it'll help me get familiar with some of the OS basics, command parameter
formats, etc. I was an IBM operator for a couple of decades, so learning
console commands is right up my alley.
What's the definition of a legacy system? One that works!
Errare humanum est, ignoscere caninum.