Category Archives: computer history

A filesystem for tape? Why?

Tape has been around forever[1. At least since 1951 starting with the UNIVAC 1. Certainly longer than silicon transistors and modern digital computers.]. Generally, there has been no change in the way that people and applications work with tape since … Continue reading

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Rhapsody DR2

Apple acquired Next Software in 1997 bringing OpenStep into the Apple fold. OpenStep (and NeXTstep before it) was based on BSD Unix running on top of a heavily modified version of the Mach micro-kernel. OpenStep was used as the foundation … Continue reading

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