[vcf-midatlantic] UNIX PC Ebay

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Mon Mar 7 13:35:43 EST 2016

On 03/07/2016 12:56 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On 03/07/2016 12:46 PM, Brian L. Stuart via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> On Mon, 3/7/16, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>> I think it's time, if you're a collector of such things to grab up a UNIX
>>> PC before the clean working and complete units fetch prices routinely above
>>> $750, (but not yet).  They're still "new vintage" but I predict these are
>>> going to become highly sought-after "tweener" type machines.   This is the
>>> PC a lot of the famous hackers used in the late 80s
>> Those are great little machines.  Back in the '90s, I used to host a collection
>> of the old archives and related material for these machines.  Peter da Silva
>> now maintains that archive:
>> http://unixpc.taronga.com/
>    Seconded.  I sold and serviced them when they were new, and ran one at
> home for years when I was able to score a used one at a decent price.  I
> have a few here now and love 'em.  Really nice machines, and quite a
> technological achievement...A full-blown SVr2 system in a compact
> desktop with a GUI on a 10MB drive with 512KB of RAM! (base config)

They ran 3.2 at the end and the hotline (Hadley Rd. Plainfield NJ)
had a proto 4.0 but it wasn't stable. 3.2 liked a bit more than 20M
(at least 30M) but it did run on 20M.

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