[Oberon] Help in using an Oberon systems.

Bob Walkden bob at web-options.com
Wed Dec 12 21:14:49 CET 2012

The book which tells you about the basic Oberon system and how to use it is
"The Oberon System: User Guide and Programmer's Manual " by Martin Reiser.
This is what I used when I first started, at about the time the book was

Programming is described in "Programming in Oberon: Steps Beyond Pascal and
Modula" by Reiser and Niklaus Wirth, who designed and wrote the system with
Prof. Gutknecht.

You can find used copies at a reasonable price on Amazon, and there are
electronic copies available.

Oberon is a very elegant and beautiful system, and if you make a fairly
small effort to understand the principles which underlie it then I think it
will change forever the way you think about systems. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Srinivas Nayak [mailto:sinu.nayak2001 at gmail.com]
> Sent: 12 December 2012 16:37
> To: oberon at lists.inf.ethz.ch
> Subject: [Oberon] Help in using an Oberon systems.
> Dear All,
> I am a Linux user. I am new to Oberon systems.
> I tried running one Oberon system in Virtual Box, though slow, it
> started.
> Now the big question is, I am hopeless in the UI.
> I found from net that, there used to be a book detailing user manual.
> Now it is not available. How to know how to use this OS (at least for
> me like novice)?
> Do any body have a e copy of that material, or any sources of similar
> user manual saying how to use this OS?
> I am not able to find the root directory or file system.
> How do we run applications?
> Or shall it be better to start with an Oberon system that has simpler
> interface?
> Please guide me the best way to learn using this OS.
> With thanks and best regards,
> Yours sincerely,
> Srinivas Nayak
> Home: http://www.mathmeth.com/sn/
> Blog: http://srinivas-nayak.blogspot.in/
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