[vcf-midatlantic] Museum Report 7/16 & 7/17

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jul 19 20:57:56 EDT 2016

On 07/19/2016 08:53 PM, Bill Sudbrink via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Originally, if I recall correctly, it was:
> sync
> sync
> sync
> halt
> Yea, later on, all that fancy "shutdown -h" really made the
> sync's unnecessary.

  The syncs were never actually necessary.

> But, can you really trust the jerk who wrote the shutdown routine?

  Generally speaking, yes. ;)

> Slightly changing subjects, I don't recall ever seeing the
> system in question.  The first 68K *nix box I ever played
> with was a Masscomp.  An MC-500 if memory serves.  Is that
> the machine we're talking about here?

  No, the AT&T UNIX PC 7300, a.k.a. the 3B1.  It was by no means the
first 68K-based UNIX system, of course.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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