Category Archives: computer history

A filesystem for tape? Why?

Tape has been around forever1. Generally, there has been no change in the way that people and applications work with tape since it was first introduced. In common use, tape is a block storage medium with records separated by file … 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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