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Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Sun Aug 6 23:17:00 CDT 2006


Segin wrote:
> Ray Arachelian wrote:
>> A few of the ancient x86 line have some historical value.  The 1st IBM
>> PC, the Jr, the 1st laptops, the 1st portable PC, and so on are
>> collectibles because they are the 1st of something.  But a generic white
>> box 386, meh.
>>
>>
> That's true, but you gotta play with the cards dealt to you. That is, I 
> don't have a SPARC or a old Sun 3 or a VAX, or even something exotic 
> such as a IBM z/390, or something big that would fall right through my 
> floor like a PDP-11 (which I'd love to have, just to run 2.10BSD)

You're concerned about the size of a PDP-11 but not of an S/390?  Pretty 
much any S/390 will be bigger than pretty much any PDP-11.

Peace...  Sridhar



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