[vcf-midatlantic] 1990s Unix Workstation Sub-Group

dillera at gmail.com dillera at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 09:11:27 EST 2019

Hello - I'm wondering if there are any other like-minded people on the list who are interested in late 1980, early 1990 UNIX workstations.

I've been getting rid of all my other vintage gear and focusing on this space, mostly with SGI (IRIX)  and some DEC (Tru64). Sun is another obvious one but AIX and HPUX are there also. It's pretty much any non-linux UNIX system that is fair game. See my diagram at the end of the email.

So- if others have a similar interest I'm proposing a few things:

- we get to know who is interested and who has what, needs what
- common installation tips, media, etc
- meet up if possible at the monthly repair workshops - can demo a network-based install of IRIX for example using an advanced system myself and some ppl designed

Longer term goal would be to work w/ the museum and see if we can't have a little space for 1990 UNIX workstations, which are not represented in the Museum very well right now. Having them up and networked with the ability to let visitors login and use them for simple demos- as these would not be one-of-kind systems so they could be setup as a more interpretive type space rather than a don't touch type exhibit.

That is certainly down the line. For now I'd like to know who's out there and what we have in common.

Diagram that I go by to wade thru the many systems, CPU arch and UNIX variants:


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