i really wish people who only get to experience and UNIX and windows got to see the massive difference in ideas other OSes took/are still taking
@gewt VMS is quite eye opening, I just wish somebody would make the linux of multics
@gewt altho a long, long time ago linux had DECnet stuff and it was rad, and we should bring DECnet back
@chaomodus HECnet means DECnet will never die :D
@gewt hah yah i think somebodyi brought that up last time i complained about this forever ago
@allison SIMH can also run WAITS now, too
@allison i don't have the disk images, but i know the people involved
@allison @gewt I think it was much better in the late 90s/early 2000s when there were plenty of alternate OSes around for commodity PCs. OS/2, BeOS, AtheOS, SkyOS, etc - so many alternative OSes to try, of which none survived. The only similar project I can think of these days is SerenityOS - and that is just bringing back the old ideas rather than innovating.
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