Early Programming Books

jim stephens jwsmail at jwsss.com
Wed Jun 23 01:59:29 CDT 2021

On 6/22/2021 11:46 PM, Van Snyder via cctalk wrote:
> | The same goes for Multics
> I think the 80286 was a better platform than the original for Multics.
> And, of course, the Pentium is even better. Is Multics available for
> Intel systems?
I'm not sure what you are talking about.  Intel's engineers studied the 
Multics ring architecture then bungled the implementation of it.  the 
Intel 286 has nothing but that in common with Multics.

Thru the efforts of several very talented people, and the releasing of 
the archived sources that MIT had had, as well as a backup from a very 
good system, a Multics emulator was written that can be found to run on 
Linux and on the Raspberry pi, and presumably other platforms to which 
the emulator can be ported.

Is multics available for intel systems, as in did it ever run native.  

but it does run just fine on Intel systems of about any sort running an 
appropriate host OS.


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