TYMCOM-X definition operating system
Tymshare's operating system
which ran for many years on Tymshare's PDP-10s. It was a descendent of TOPS-10
but had many of the important features of TOPS-20
such as real paging
and controllable/spawnable processes. TYMCOM-X, one of the best kept secrets in the PDP-10 folklore, was written by Bill Weiher, Vance Socci firstname.lastname@example.org
, Allen Ginzburg, Karen Kolling, Art Atkinson, Gary Morgenthaler (founder of the company that produced IDRIS
), Todd Corenson and Murray Bowles. Some copies still run today. Most TYMNET
development was done under TYMCOM-X and Tymshare sold a TYMCOM-X system to TRW to use in their credit reporting network, which was based on a purchased copy of TYMNET circa 1979.
[E-mail from Vance Socci 1994-05-20].