[TUHS] 8th Edition Research Unix on SIMH

Tim Newsham tim.newsham at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 12:44:44 AEST 2017

There's a lot of fun and learning to be had besides doing an install.
An easy entry point encourags more people to learn the system and
get to the point where they could tackle an install of their own.

The script serves two purposes
1) it sets up a clean system
2) it documents the install process

you could also provide a pre-existing built system for
people to play with (which is also useful).  I personally
prefer the script.

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 2:49 PM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>

>     > From: Tim Newsham
>     > Would be great if someone scripted it up to make it dog-simple.
> But if people just have to press a button (basically), they won't learn
> anything. I guess I'm not understanding the point of the exercise? To say
> they
> have V6 running? So what? All they did was press a button. If it's to
> experience a retro-computing environment, well, a person who's never used
> one
> of these older systems is going to be kind of lost - what are they going to
> do, type 'ls -ls' and look at the output? Not very illuminating. (On V6,
> without learning 'ed', they can't even type in a small C program, and
> compile
> and run it.) Sorry, I don't mean to be cranky, but I'm not understanding
> the
> point.
>         Noel

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