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Tue Jun 14 17:09:46 CDT 2005
On 6/14/05, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not necessarily a lynch mob, but many 1982/1983 models of PDP-11 are
> somewhat easy to get UNIX running on (presuming one has enough disk).
Well, you can stick Unix on a Sun 3 and Macintosh II and both of those
have a multiplier of 2. Perhaps some shuffling of processors and
machines is in order for next year, when I know more and I don't end
up disappointing people by changing a rule to their detriment.
Now my knowledge of the PDP is, admittedly, near nil. I have a
digital catalog from 1984 next to me, and it suggests that you could
add an array of three disks for a total of 1.4 GB. Would that work on
most PDP/11's? I don't know. Perhaps you can answer that one (the
drive is an RA81). It also suggests that it would only take 5.5
square feet. Which probably explains my lack of interest in
> So I'm not really sure if an -8 deserves a multipler of 3, or more
> than 3... certainly not less, and certainly no less than a CP/M
The amount of memory it could address appeared to be similar to the
earliest personal computers, hence the three. Perhaps you're correct
about the list needing a more flexible bottom, because a 4kB machine
will be nowhere near as capable as a 64kK machine.
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