[vcf-midatlantic] UNIX PC, was Re: Museum Report 7/16 & 7/17
Brian L. Stuart
blstuart at bellsouth.net
Tue Jul 19 19:33:07 EDT 2016
On Tue, 7/19/16, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> The big deal with the UNIX PC is that it's a full-blown UNIX
> system on a desktop for less than $10K, when such a thing was unheard of.
It is a sweet little machine. One of these days, I'm going to have
to write up my "desert island" experience with the first one I got.
I picked it up at a hamfest in the early '90s missing a disk drive
and without the compiler suite. To make things more interesting,
it was a period when I didn't have Internet access. But i still managed
to get gcc running on it. The secret is that it's possible to write
a 68000 disassembler in AWK. :)
It's also been useful in that I still use it's MMU for questions on
my OS exams sometimes.
> As a matter of opinion, this machine has the finest keyboard
> I have every used on any platform.
I completely agree. I miss using mine.
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