[vcf-midatlantic] 1990s Unix Workstation Sub-Group
blakespot at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 10:17:24 EST 2019
I am a fan of UNIX workstations from this period. I currently own a
NeXTstation Turbo Color, HP-9000 712/100 "Gecko" (running NEXTSTEP and
HP/UX), and an SGI O2 running the latest IRIX (and a few modern Macs, which
are UNIX, but not vintage :-) ).
I've written a number of posts on my blog over the years about these
machines and a few other related items, which can be seen linked from here:
I recently came across this FB group, which is interesting and relevant:
But Facebook is a terrible archive for information given the ease with
which one person can delete an entire massive thread, so I don't want to
get too invested.
I'd be interested in a new community surrounding such unix iron, fwiw.
On Fri, Jan 4, 2019 at 9:12 AM andy diller via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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
Heisenberg may have slept here.
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