VAXstations in London
lproven at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 23:47:24 CST 2006
On 2/23/06, compoobah at valleyimplants.com <compoobah at valleyimplants.com> wrote:
> Not really, I don't find those caveats very limiting, and the VS3100/76 is a nice small lowish-power Rigel box (7.6 VUPs) that can be had cheaply. VS4000s are substantially more expensive, unless you can source them locally[...]
They ought to be, given how much I was paying for the buggers 12-13yr
ago. As in, several tens of thousands, sterling.
> 3100/76s (of course-they're DEC) use proprietary RAM, but on a VAX 16 MB should be O.K., especially if you aren't running DECwindows.
But it's a VAX*station*, not a VAX! The whole /point/ of having one
would be a (preferably colour) display and DECwindows! Otherwise I'd
just use an old MicroVAX - but apart from curiosity and wanting to
play with VMS again, I have absolutely no use whatsoever for a
text-mode terminal-based mini. At least I could use a VAXstation as an
X terminal for something running a modern, Internet-capable OS...
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