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Yes, they are special, but...

Date: Mon, 12 Jun 89 10:04 EDT
From: Len Moskowitz <Len@HEART-OF-GOLD>
Subject: Yes, they are special, but...
To: "3077::IN%\"slug@warbucks.ai.sri.com\""@TSD1
In-Reply-To: Your message of 9 Jun 89 12:29 EDT
Message-ID: <19890612140443.1.LEN@HEART-OF-GOLD>
They would be general purpose if one of our "general purpose"
programmers could sit down at a Symbolics workstation, boot up a
familiar OS, get to work in their language of choice, and get reasonable
Want to really make Lispms general purpose?  (Get ready for
Give the users a "standard" environment as an alternate OS.  The
embedded products do this or will do this (MacIvory and the Sun-Ivory).
Why not do the same on the Symbolics platforms?  Maybe it's time to port
UNIX to the XL400?
Len Moskowitz
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