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Re: [SLE] new v9.2 is out-terminal question
  • From: JAMES KNOTT <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 08:16:08 -0400 (EDT)
  • Message-id: <20041028121608.78579.qmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
--- Allen <gorebofh@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> >
> > I worked on or sold all of the machines you
> mentioned except the Collins.
> > Sold the first Eclipse Computer in Oklahoma.
> Worked on PDP 7. 9. 8 and
> > 11's. Used in Process Control. Great machines but
> my PC is more powerful
> > but I miss being able to control a whole plant in
> 16KB of memory and 256 KB
> > of disk. --
> > Russ
>
> GUI and Memory hogging kernels made this thing
> happen, kill those and you're
> set.

It'd take a lot more than that. Today's computers do
far more than even the supercomputers, of not that
many years ago. Many of those older computers were
running one program only and often without benefit of
an OS. You'd boot right into the program. No
multi-tasking etc.


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