PDP-11/40 videos

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Mar 16 17:50:49 CDT 2007

On Mar 16, 2007, at 6:43 PM, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>> PS. To try and keep this on topic, is it possible to surf the 'net  
>> on say a VAX? I don't expect it to run Flash etc. but basic text  
>> and images? Or would memory be a problem?
> When you say "VAX", I presume you mean under VMS.  Dunno about text
> _and_ images, but Lynx should be easy to get working under VMS (it
> should be _trivial_ to get working under 4BSD or Ultrix).  I don't
> have any experience with programming any workstation environments
> under VMS - text only for me, whether by serial cable and VT100 or by
> network port (DECnet, etc).  It's not impossible to do it, even if
> your VAX has less than 16meg of physical memory (a VAXstation 2000,
> say), but I don't know if anyone has done it yet.
> There is a graphical browser for the C-64, IIRC.  Surely one could
> match that level of performance with a VS2000. ;-)

   It's been a while, but I seem to recall the Netscape browser  
running quite nicely under VMS.

   Also (to the original poster) keep in mind that VAX is a much more  
memory-efficient architecture overall...16MB is a respectable amount  
of memory in a VAX.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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