Welcome to the fifty-sixth issue of De Programmatica Ipsum, about Operating Systems.
In this edition:
- We analyze the aftermath of the Kernel Wars of the 1980s and 90s.
- In the Library section, we review “Operating System Concepts” by Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin, and Greg Gagne.
- In our Vidéothèque section, we watch a demo of the IBM 1401, a computer without an operating system, by Ken Ross and Paul Laughton.
We would also like to thank our patrons who generously contribute every month (or have contributed in the past) to our work and help us run this magazine. Thank you so much! In alphabetical order: Adam Guest, Adrian Tineo Cabello, Benjamin Sheldon, Christopher Nascone, Jean-Paul de Vooght, Patryk Matuszewski, Paul Hudson, Quico Moya, Roger Turner, and Szymon Licau.
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Cover image by Bing Image Creator; prompt: “Windows versus Mac versus Linux, as a painting by Delacroix”