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Pilot: An Operating System for a Personal Computer

  • David D. Redell
  • Yogen K. Dalal
  • Thomas R. Horsley
  • Hugh C. Lauer
  • William C. Lynch
  • Paul R. McJones
  • Hal G. Murray
  • Stephen C. Purcell
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Abstract

The Pilot operating system provides a single-user, single language environment for higher level software on a powerful personal computer. Its features include virtual memory, a large “flat” file system, streams, network communication facilities, and concurrent programming support. Pilot thus provides rather more powerful facilities than are normally associated with personal computers. The exact facilities provided display interesting similarities to and differences from corresponding facilities provided in large multi-user systems. Pilot is implemented entirely in Mesa, a high-level system programming language. The modularization of the implementation displays some interesting aspects in terms of both the static structure and dynamic interactions of the various components.

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Transmission Control Protocol File System Network Stream Information Processing Technique Primary Memory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David D. Redell
  • Yogen K. Dalal
  • Thomas R. Horsley
  • Hugh C. Lauer
  • William C. Lynch
  • Paul R. McJones
  • Hal G. Murray
  • Stephen C. Purcell

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