An Open Operating System for a Single-User Machine

Butler W. Lampson and Robert F. Sproull



Citation: B. Lampson and R. Sproull. An open operating system for a single-user machine. ACM Operating Systems Rev. 11, 5 (Dec. 1979), pp 98-105.

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The file system and modularization of a single-user operating system are described. The main points of interest are the openness of the system, which establishes no sharp boundary between itself and the user’s programs, and the techniques used to make the system robust,