480z system disk on ebayu

Dan Williams williams.dan at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 13:29:48 CDT 2005


On 03/10/05, Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Dan Williams wrote:
> >>480Z machines are hard to find now, although there' a plastic-cased one
> >>on E-bay at the momnet, I think. The older metal-cased version (black
> >>painted, like a 380Z keyboard) is, I am told. rarer.
> >>
> >>-tony
> >>
> >
> > I missed that, but thanks for the hint. I am now the proud of owner of
> > a 480z with colour monitor and floppy drive.
> >
> > There is a nimbus for sale as well, which says it comes with quite a
> > lot of software on 5.25". I'm guessing this is either 480z or 380z. Is
> > anyone on here bidding on it ?
> > I think I'll try and get it for those disks.
>
> Looking at what's listed, I don't think there's anything on those disks
> that isn't already out there, possibly with the exception of BCPL.
>
> Oh, it's worth keeping an eye out for a Nimbus Domesday system by the
> way. They did exist, although I don't know of any survivors anywhere.
> Other than that there's nothing really special about the Nimbus
> hardware, it got boring after the 480Z days! (there's actually nothing
> special about the Domesday Nimbus, except nobody seems to remember what
> model of SCSI controller it needed)
>
> cheers
>
> Jules
>
Funny you should say that a manual for the nimbus system is on ebay :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nimbus-Domesday-Video-Book_W0QQitemZ8701459056QQcategoryZ4193QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

That nimbus and software went for £85. I am quite suprised, I have
asked about the other software.

Dan




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