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Design Notes for Alto Operating System (1973) [pdf] (microsoft.com)
5 points by tosh 42 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment



The author's later paper describing the Alto OS they built:

http://bwlampson.site/38-AltoSoftware/WebPage.html

It says "The Alto system is programmed in a variety of languages: bcpl, Mesa, and Smalltalk. Each language has its own instruction set and its own operating sys­tem...

The distinctive features of the Alto OS are Its open design, which allows any part of the system to be re­placed by client program ..."




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