Turning a VAX 11/750 into a workstation (Re: VMS for MicroVAX II/III (was Re: Value of a PDP/8?))

Bill Pechter pechter at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 07:05:40 CST 2007


The DEC VS11/VSV11 kind of did the earliest "Vax workstation."

It was a Qbus graphics subsystem with 20 inch monitor which hooked up to a
Unibus interface.

Bill

On 3/10/07, Jan-Benedict Glaw <jbglaw at lug-owl.de> wrote:
>
> On Sat, 2007-03-10 01:21:00 -0500, Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Ethan Dicks wrote:
> > > > > I think a 11/750 makes a fine single-user VMS "workstation" ;-)
> > > > Never trust a workstation that couldn't roll over you and smash you
> flat?
> > >
> > > I almost had an 11/750 land on me, but I was able to coax it out of
> > > the side door of a Chevy Astro mini-Van (alone) without getting
> > > squished or pinched.  That was a fun experience.
> >
> > I once (with the help of a bunch of other people) was attempting to
> > unload a DECsystem 5810 (a VAX 6000-300, except with MIPS CPUs -- I got
> > the machine from Dave McGuire the first time I met him, and I still have
> > it) from a rental truck down the ramp and it started to tip off the side
> > of the ramp towards me.  I wasn't standing at the time.  It landed on me
> > as I was kneeling down.  I caught it.
>
> We (three friends and myself) once brought my VAX 6320 down into a
> friend's basement. The box fittet the stairs quite exactly and all
> four of us had quite aching bones for a month. OTOH, I don't think
> that this box will come /out/ there ever. Maybe except if being cutted
> down into pieces...
>
> MfG, JBG
>
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