h.wolter at sympatico.ca
Tue Mar 22 20:42:36 CST 2005
Well.. if you're going to go QBUS LSI - why not go all the way and
get a usable machine!? forget a low end 11/23 with only 128Kw
of ram and for for an 11/73 (or the like) 4 megs ram. a nice small
can use RQD series controllers and MFM (yuck) drives, KDA50 and DSSI, or
better yet SCSI disks. You can get a DELQA ether card, a serial mux
and you'll have a modernish unix with TCP/IP & a real PDP11 underneath,
without it taking 3KWatts to to run or weigh a ton! ... within your 1K
A good place to start might be to pick up a MVII and decserver500 (11/53)
Else, a good blinkenlights machine will run you between $600-1200 without
> > Any recommendations?
> I'd vote for the 11/23, mostly because it was the last of the 70's
> (1979), they were produced in large numbers and are compact. Most were
> built with the (then) brand-new RL02 drives. The design continued for
> many years and lots of DEC and non-DEC boards are available for neat
> things like MFM drives large ammounts of memory.
> I have one I got for free, exactly as pictured here with VT101 and LA36
> DecWriter-II printing terminal...
> The link says Microsoft, but it's Gordon Bells page.
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