Free VAX/Alpha hardware

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Sat Oct 10 14:30:36 CDT 2009

On Oct 9, 2009, at 12:36 PM, Henk Gooijen wrote:
>>> when you have made images, I would love to download them.
>>> I can test the images. I have a stack of RX50 floppies waiting to
>>> be written with something useful. And I would love to "endure"
>>> what other people did some 20 years ago. It seems fun to install
>>> microVMS on my uVAX II or uVAX III, and a nice activity to do
>>> during the Holidays indeed :-)
>>   I can tell you Henk, having done it 20 years ago, there's   
>> absolutely nothing fun about installing MicroVMS from floppies.
>>   Installing it from other media, yes, but not from floppies. ;)
>>   (that said, I'd not mind a copy myself!)
> I guess you are correct Dave, but may be every serious collector
> should have experienced that job once :-)  Besides, if the  
> installation
> takes an afternoon, there are always plenty of other little things  
> to do.
> Like reading about classic stuff ...

   Agree 100%..


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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