Liam Confirmed posted a very good abstract of the significance of the PDP and VAX collection of computer systems on his weblog.
Earlier immediately, I noticed a hyperlink on the ClassicCmp.org mailing checklist to a undertaking to re-implement the DEC VAX CPU on an FPGA. It’s entitled “First new vax in …30 years?”
Somebody posted it on Hackernews. One of many feedback mentioned, roughly, that they didn’t see the importance and will somebody “clarify it like I’m a Pc Science undergrad.” That is my try and reply…
Um. Now I really feel like I’m 106 as a substitute of “simply” 53.
OK, so, mainly all trendy mass-market OSes of any significance derive indirectly from 2 historic minicomputer households… and each had been from the identical firm.