Any word on OS/2 for PDP-11?
John A. Dundas III
dundas at caltech.edu
Tue Feb 5 15:43:19 CST 2008
At 3:52 PM -0500 2/5/08, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>On Tuesday 05 February 2008, der Mouse wrote:
>> > ever heard of the Vax 11/750 ? You know, the one with the PDP-8 FEP
>> > ?
>> Sure you don't mean the 780? I didn't think the 750 had a FEP at
>> all; at least, on the ones I used I didn't see anything identifiably
>> FEPish, either hardware or software. (I also *think* the 750 wasn't
>> around pre-1980, but I'm a lot less sure of that.)
>The VAX-11/750 currently in my basement certainly doesn't have a PDP-8
>installed in it. Pictures:
>An 11/780 does have a PDP-11/03 in it as a console subsystem (it's
>really really not a front-end processor, no sane person would let a
>user bang away at the console of an 11/780
I'm with Pat on this. I managed a lot of /780s; they all had LSI-11s
as the front end.
Also, never saw a /750 with a PDP-8 front end. Managed a few of
these too, though this timeframe is a bit hazy. According to Gordon
the /750 was introduced in late 1980.
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