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Quote from: "Bella wrote:"Name: Bell Labs Unixaka: Unix, formerly known as UnicsDebut: 1969Height: 152cm or 5'0''Weight: 47kg or 104lbEyes: light blueHair: dark purpleQuick Facts: -Created at Bell Labs, Unix is the â€œbiological daughterâ€ of Multics-Practised what many consider an early version of open sourcery-Initiated a ruthless takeover of the mainframe and minicomputer (and later workstation) markets -The ultimate ancestor of all Unices (genetically, in the case of true Unices; conceptually, for Unix-likes)-Considered difficult, manipulative, even monstrous by some, Unix does have an agreeable side which only her friends and sympathizers are aware of-Wears plain, conservative and monotone clothing, boots and horn-rimmed glasses and carries an aluminum staff-Physically ageless, she's appeared to be in the mid-teens for nearly 40 years-Has owl ears-Has ridden a wheelchair since the early 1990s (near the end of the Unix Wars)Name: Multicsaka: Multiplexed Information and Computing ServiceDebut: born ~1965, debuted 1969Height: 176cm or 5'8''Weight: 61kg or 135lbEye Color: blueHair: dark purpleQuick Facts: -Born out of the ambitious Project MAC at MIT, Multics is the adoptive child of CTSS-tan-Was sickly and weak throughout much of her youth, but became better as she matured-Led a fairly tragic life, filled with numerous near-death experiences, disownments and abandonment-Felt her glory was stolen by her â€œillegitimate childâ€ Unix-Has a vastly complex personality: friends describe her as personable and warm, while enemies report her to be mercilessly calculating-Had amazing magical powers and fighting skills that belied her prim, elegant appearance-In her prime she wore complex, cumbersome Rococo-style gowns and jewelry, mixed in with more ancient-looking elements-Has white and black splotched wings, although the left one is deformed from a break-Fluent in several languages, including Latin and French-Died in 2000, but has since been resurrected-Currently devoid of any substantial magical powers and her former territory and possessions, but is actually happier because of itName: Burroughs MCPaka: Master Control ProgramDebut: 1961Height: 182 cm or 5'10''Weight: 81kg or 180lbEye Color: hazelHair: dark redQuick Facts: -Born 1961, matured into her current self in the 1970s -MCP-tan is friendly but to-the-point -A very independent worker, sometimes to the point of snubbing co-workers who want to help out -Can't stand an idle moment, might be considered a bit of an a-type personality by some -Practised some type of primitive "open sourcery" (MCP source was provided to all licensees, many of whom contributed to MCP's programming) -Ahead of her time (MCP implemented features only now becoming widespread) -Still alive today (MCP's latest stable release was in 2008) -Tall and heavily built (MCP ran on some or the largest Burroughs mainframes)-Keeps up with the times: her dress style has changed to keep up with current trends over the last five decades-Best friends with CANDE-kunName: THOR Timesharing Systemaka: PDP 1 Timesharing SystemDebut: early 1960sHeight: 121cm or 4'0''Weight: ??Eye Color: blueHair: blondeNote: This character seems to represent both the PDP 1's OS and hardwareQuick Facts: - A very small, outwardly mousey girl (PDP-1 was a modest computer for its time, and THOR a rather typical OS), but with a great inner tenacity and resourcefulness.-Foundress of the DEC Empire. - A good verbal communicator, but a slow writer (THOR was able to give fast console results but teletype was slower) - Carries a large hammer (reference to the Norse god of the same name) - Dresses in blue and white (PDP-1 colours), dons twin buns that give the appearance of mouse ears- Is an excellent musician-- pianist, perhaps? (PDP-1 is famous for making music) - Possible daughter of Whirlwind-hime, sister to SAGE-sama and cousin of WAITS-tan (?)Name: Ramo-Woolridge RW-300 Realtime Executive-tanaka: RW-300-tanDebut: late 1950sHeight: ??Weight: ??Eye Color: reddish-brownHair: dark greyQuick Facts: -Ultimate ancestor of RSX 11, OpenVMS and Windows NT-tan, and thus all modern Windows OS-tans-RW-300 was employed successfully in different chemical plants, refineries and nuclear power plants- Mysterious, known mostly for her work and not her personality (little info on the OS, but it did make an impact on the industry) - Like her daughter and granddaughter, she's a loner - A very skilled chemist, has skills bordering on alchemy. This is a two-pronged reference; both to RW-300's use in the chemical industry AND a throwback to RSX-11-tan and VMS-sama's alchemical/geomancy skills - Has a foggy short-term memory in matters not pertaining to work (Computer had a small memory capacity but that didn't diminish its usefulness). She's quick-thinking and fast on her feet (realtime OS). - RSX 11-tan is her daughter, though RSX 11-tan doesn't know her real heritage (having only been raised in DEC by DOS Batch 11-tan). Whether RW-300-tan knew of their relationship is unknown.-Has dark skin, long hair, dresses in utilitarian clothingName: Convergent Technologies OS-tan aka: CTOS, BTOS, STARSYSDebut: circa late 70s/early 80sHeight: 167cm or 5'5''Weight: 58kg or 130lbEye Color: greenHair: blondeQuick Facts: -Worked for several government and military organizations, most notably the Coast Guard -Native of Convergent Technologies, but also an honourary Bull-tan (that's GECOS-tan's current corporation, was one of Multics-sama's) and Burroughs-tan-Friendly with Windows NT-tan (CTOS workstations also supported WNT). -Loves rats, keeps some as pets -Supposedly the third most used workstation OS in the 1980s -Physically a young woman wearing boxy haircut/dress style. -Likes to dress in military-style uniforms. -Is deceased, but maintains a rather strong following
Quote from: "Me"Name: OpenVMSaka: VAX Monitoring System, VMSDebut: 1977Height: 173cm or 5'8''Weight: 64kg or 140lbEye Color: purpleHair: dark blue, grey highlightsQuick Facts: -VMS is the last native DEC OS-tans to be employed after the breakup of her company-Was a military officer during her days at DEC, but has since become a vigilante-She wielded a rapier during her youth but has since switched to a large cleaver/longsword hybrid (as well as a variety of knives)-One of the most powerful OS-tans in the world, VMS-tan relies on strength and strategy over agility-Has an outwardly cold, misanthropic and cheerless disposition -Has an obsession with security and self-defense that borders on paranoia-Known to be rather brutal and merciless in her treatment of viruses, crackers and skiddies-Loves sharks, spending time on the ocean and scuba dives in her spare time-Is rumoured to play a wicked game of Scrabble-Has one daughter, Windows NT-tan, who was created unbeknownst to her-The leader of the technologically advanced, but otherwise ragtag Confederation of independent OS-tans (CIOST)-Wears mostly dark coloured clothing; she typically keeps her hair tied in a ponytail, and is of an average (if not rather muscular) build.Name: CTSSaka: Compatible Timesharing SystemDebut: 1961Height: 198cm or 5'6''Weight: 56kg or 124lbEye Color: red-brownHair: dark redQuick Facts: -A teacher-Trained several young OS-tans during her life at MIT-The adoptive mother of Multics-sama, CTSS-tan is typically considered the ultimate ancestor of Unix-Feels her greatest accomplishment in life was caring for the young (and sickly) Multics and seeing to it that she reached adulthood-Also proud of her tutelage of ITS-tan and CP/CMS-tan-Considerably less grandiloquent than her daughter, CTSS is sometimes mistaken to be a simple or dull personality-- something compounded by her emotionless demeanor-Is distant toward most people and OS-tans, at least those who aren't close friends or her student-A sinophile, she enjoys dressing in Chinese-inspired clothing and partaking in Chinese cultural activities-The daughter of Whirlwind-hime and sister of SAGE-Died young, in the year 1973Name: DTSSaka: Dartmouth Timesharing SystemDebut: 1963Height: 165cm or 5'5''Weight: 59kg or 130lbEye Color: tealHair: blonde and whiteQuick Facts: -A teacher who specialized in human/OS-tan communication-Inventor of the BASIC language-Feels affection toward the microcomputer-tans who so widely implemented her language, especially Altair 8800-tan-Friendly toward the other timesharing OS-tans of the day and region, like CTSS and Multics-Dislikes squirrels -Has been known to spontaneously build up and discharge electricity-Is mute; in her prime, she kept an assistant as her â€œtranslatorâ€ -An outdoorswoman-Dresses in eclectic clothing, typically of Cossack style, and carries a wooden walking stickName: WAITSaka: SAIL, â€œStanford Artificial Intelligence Labâ€Debut: 1966Height: 168cm or 5'6''Weight: 57kg or 125lbEye Color: greenHair: light brownNotes: While not an OS-tan related work, the SAIL Autobiography is considered the basis for WAITS-tan's personality and backstory http://infolab.stanford.edu/pub/voy/museum/pictures/AIlab/SailFarewell.htmlQuick Facts: -TOPS 10-tan's estranged daughter-Her eclectic personality can best be described as a mix of beatnik, bohemian and hippie-A jack-of-all-trades, she showed considerable talent in the fields of mathematics, language, music and psychology-Also an inventor-Notable for her progressive attitude, love of fun, free love and debauchery -Has an affable and people-oriented personality-Friends with other free-thinking -tans of the day, like ITS-tan and Emacs-kun-A Tolkien fan, she's fluent in Elvish -Dresses in a colourful mix of 19th-century bohemian and 1960s hippie fashion Name: Mac OSX 10.6aka: Snow LeopardDebut: 2009Height: 163cm or 5'4''Weight: 52kg or 115lbEye Color: light blueHair: light blue, almost whiteNote: in various OSC storylines, Snow Leopard-tan is considered to be a more mature version Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard-tan. She exists in the present and alongside Leopard-tan, however, due to her unique ability to traverse the spacetime contiuum.Quick Facts: -More serene and mature-acting than her â€œpredecessorâ€ Leopard-tan -Has largely relinquished her time machine, but is known to do a bit of traveling on occasion-Knows just as much (or more) now about the backgrounds of various OS-tans, but seems at peace with this information and chooses to keep what's past past-Dresses in light, feminine-looking clothing with a touch of the futuristic-Has white snow leopard ears and a tail and long, wavy hair-Affable toward the Windows-tans-Considers herself a part of the Unix family
QuoteNooooo! Snow Leopard is a traitor! Renouncing her ties to the Apple/Mac Family in favor of those Unices!(Or are the other OSX-tans the traitors?)