The Living Computer Museum has a Unix v7 manual you can read.
Also, if you really want to try out Unix on you can sign up for an account on their mainframe that runs v7.
The living computer museum in Seattle is the best place to go in the city. By far my favorite place by a mile.
I can second that, I could spend hours there just looking at stuff in the mainframe room they have in the museum. Once I was given a somewhat behind the scenes look at a VAX CPU that was being repaired. Super cool.
For some reason, I can’t help myself, I always buy a raspberry pi at the shop. If you know if any groups who go there for fun, I would love to join.
We have many more old Unix manuals, including v1, v8 and v10: http://man.cat-v.org. There’s also a blit emulator in 9front (requires v8 running in an emulator).
Off-topic, but who is serving/maintaining cat-v.org? I know Uriel used to but don’t know how it got to the new maintainer(s) after he passed.
This was a fun watch. Rob Pike is sometimes criticized for having strong opinions (he’s anti- syntax highlighting!), but it’s nice to hear the experiences that helped developed them and the thought processes behind them.
I’ve learnt to edit Go without syntax highlighting and honestly I don’t miss it at all.
Syntax highlighting is definitely one of those areas where we should just let people do whatever makes them happy. If you’ve decided to give it up, that’s fine. I enjoy it, so I won’t.
Rob has said some pretty grating things about both syntax highlighting as well as the people who use syntax highlighting – I think the criticism is usually more of the inflicting of the opinion than the strength with which it is held.