The history of computing could arguably be divided into three eras: that of mainframes, minicomputers, and microcomputers. Minicomputers provided an important bridge between the first mainframes and the ubiquitous micros of today. This is the story of the PDP-11, the most influential and successful minicomputer ever.
A deep dive into the inner workings of the PDP-11, specifically on how to use the machine to do actual computing tasks. I lack the skills to do anything with a machine like this, but they look and feel so incredibly nice.
All a PDP-11 is, is a terminal based system. So that means you have no graphics. Therefore, it’s pretty trivial to code for, as all you’re dealing with is characters and nothing else. Therefore, if it’s a text mode program, you can probably implement it on a PDP-11.
With the addition of C compilers and BSD UNIX, coding for it isn’t too much different than writing text mode programs for any other UNIX like.