[vcf-midatlantic] 1990s Unix Workstation Sub-Group
mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Fri Jan 4 14:38:21 EST 2019
On Fri, 4 Jan 2019, Ethan Dicks via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I would prefer a focus on late 80s over early 90s but in part that's
> just because once you get to CD installs on 90s hardware, it's just
> not that vintage of an experience (vs jumping through the flaming
> hoops of the 80s).
"Flaming hoops", indeed. :-) My first Sun installations were done with
QIC tapes. The first time I had to rebuild the kernel, I was nervous as hell
that the system wouldn't come back up again,
> This is how I earned my living in the mid-80s through late-90s, so I
> have a bit of background with DEC and Sun gear.
I was working for a CAD VAR from 1988 - 1994. I started on a Sun 3/60
around 1990, then used most every Sun workstation through the SPARC 10 and
finally an Ultra 10 at the university. I was a die-hard SunOS holdout, until
I finally had to switch to Solaris.
Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Old Technology http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/
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