Genera and Symbolics Lisp Machines

Carson Reynolds writes: “One of the more memorable architectures and operating systems of recent history were the Symbolics Lisp Machine and Genera Operating System. The systems featured such interesting novelties as 36-bit wide processors, hardware support for LISP interpreters, and open source (circa 1986). Those still pining might consider trying to get their own Symbolics system.”

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  1. 2002-03-05 10:50 pm