Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Jul 2013 12:50 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows Windows NT turned 20 years old today. From a 1998 story about NT, written by Mark Russinovich, "I'll take you on a short tour of NT's lineage, which leads back to Digital and its VMS OS. Most of NT's lead developers, including VMS's chief architect, came from Digital, and their background heavily influenced NT's development. After I talk about NT's roots, I'll discuss the more-than-coincidental similarities between NT and VMS, and how Digital reacted to NT's release."
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Prism and Mica
by znby on Sat 27th Jul 2013 16:23 UTC
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For the computer history buffs out there, bitsavers has a nice collection of documents describing the Mica OS (the basis of NT), the PRISM architecture that it was meant to run on, and the internal politics that eventually lead to its demise.

http://www.textfiles.com/bitsavers/pdf/dec/prism/

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