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  • Sat, 20:42: Tron was sold out, we didn't expect that. We'll try again tomorrow. (@ Maison du MegaZone) http://4sq.com/h1CaeF
  • Sat, 21:02: Just helped someone from Louisville, KY with a question about *4G* ...on Aardvark! http://vark.com/t/8Uuuu-
  • Sat, 21:30: Tried to make up for being snowed in on my birthday last Sunday. Had a nice dinner, but the 20:00 IMAX 3D Tron was sold out - oops.
  • Sat, 21:31: So now we have tickets to tomorrow's 16:30 showing - planning ahead. If anyone wants to join us in Natick:http://bit.ly/eBBqFP


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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 3rd, 2011 04:10 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
You mean Flynn's desk in the arcade?

I didn't quite catch it all, but it was definitely UNIX. I thought maybe SunOS 4ish. I saw it with ninjarat and he said he caught that it was an i386 machine, so we thought some flavor of Intel BSD.

Hmm, I just did some poking around online. It looks like it identifies itself as "SolarOS 4.0.1 Generic_50203-02 Sun4m i386 Unknown.Unknown". Some blogs speculate it is Linux mocked up to look Sun-ish, since apparently it is running Xorg, which wasn't ported to Sun back then, and top looks like the Linux top.
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 3rd, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I think there was a SunOS i386 port, but Sun boxes were Sparc back then. I'm a little surprised it wasn't running FlynnOS, since he'd apparently created it by that point. And FlynnOS is apparently a UNIX-like OS - we see hackerboy in the board room use 'kill -9' to stop the video.

I loved the movie, I thought they did a great job. And I was surprised by how well they did with young Flynn & Clu, I was worried about the Uncanny Valley but they managed to avoid it for me.