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Re: [zzdev] :zz: Peter's oooo...kay: Is ZZ an OS?
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- Subject: Re: [zzdev] :zz: Peter's oooo...kay: Is ZZ an OS?
- From: Andrew Pam <xanni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 01:41:24 +1000
- In-reply-to: <126.96.36.199.19980630000324.014597e0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; from Ted Nelson on Tue, Jun 30, 1998 at 12:03:24AM +0900
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On Tue, Jun 30, 1998 at 12:03:24AM +0900, Ted Nelson wrote:
> >Does it contain its own OS,
> Not currently. Maybe someday.
> Actually, ZigZag **is** conceptually an OS--
> meaning a very clean way of structuring data
> at the lowest level. So I'm interested in making it one,
> someday, somehow.
That's not an OS; that's a file system (a system for filing things!)
An OS is responsible for directly operating the hardware and providing
a standardised way to access and manipulate computer hardware and system
services, which is not something I expect ZigZag would be well suited for.
However Zigzag, like other file systems, would certainly make sense as
a component of an operating system, something we have certainly considered.
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