> Linux Torvalds wrote:
> > I've used VMS, and error code number encoding is a total heap of crap.
> (Of course there were drawbacks, too... when the leather belt driving
> the Difference Engine broke, for example, it was every man for himself!)
You think you are kidding? The main hard disk on one of our VAX/11-750
was belt-driven. I think it was a RA50?? Anyway, it consisted of
a 55 pound sealed aluminum casting with fins (HDA), that a technician
would roll in using a refrigerator dolly. It had a pulley on it's
bottom that was fit into a belt to spin it up. The motor sounded
like a vacuum-cleaner motor, probably made by Hoover.
$ ls / # "DIR"
%DIRECT-W-NOFILES, no files found
Remember versioned files? What would Unix do with....
$ renam *.*;* *.*;1
You get left with one file called *.*;1 -- nice!
I did like....
$ set proc/priv=all
It was almost as amazing as `init 0` on Red-Hat distributions....
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.20 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
Why is the government concerned about the lunatic fringe? Think about it.
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