Setting up a VAXstation
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Thu Oct 4 14:05:05 CDT 2007
> My view is that if you have spent little or nothing on the computer. Then=
> a few pounds on a cable is a good investment. If you do not have experie=
This is basically my view. As I said last night, don;t think of it as
'The cable cost 20 times as much as the rest of the computer' but as
'I've got a very nice machine here and it only cost me \pounds 21.00'
> nce in making up cables then don't waste time learning for a small number.
I'm not so sure about that. Very often in setting up a vintage computer
you'll need a special cable (RS232 serial cables being an obvious
example, there are all sorts of odd pin-swaps you need for some
machines...), and it makes a lot of sense to be abe to make it up. You
can't always buy the right cable off-the-shelf, particularly not for
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