Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Aug 2017 21:50 UTC
General Unix

In what's never going to be a regular occurance, I'm linking to a Twitter thread. Chris Espinosa tweets:

Just as I was wrapping up an email and getting ready to leave work, a co-worker rolled his chair over to show me an "interesting" thing.

Go ahead, read it.

UNIX, man. Not even once.

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RE[2]: Capabilities
by uridium on Fri 11th Aug 2017 12:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Capabilities"
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Yep. It's like classic cars, plenty of us aa^Hdd^Hdd^Hii^Hcc^Htt^Hss^H enthusiasts out there that still run them. Granted you can emulate faster than real hardware, but part of the charm is restoring, running and operating these old girls. I have a few. Once you've moved in the circles, pdp-11 owners come out of the woodwork. Plenty around ;)

There's even modern extensions now days such as Bilquist's BQTCP, Telnet, FTP, and web server (BQHTTP) for them. The old girls continue to run and be enjoyed. If you just want to emulate one, try simh as a starting point and see if you catch the bug. If you do, a cheap DECServer550 with the resistor and ROM hack is a cheap and easy entry-point.

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