ISO: Honeywell DPS-6 things
derschjo at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 16:49:18 CST 2017
On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 6:31 PM, Zane Healy <healyzh at aracnet.com> wrote:
> > On Jan 18, 2017, at 10:39 AM, Josh Dersch <derschjo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So I have this DPS-6 taking up space in my basement right now and I
> > I'd put out a call again to see if anyone has anything at all related to
> > it. I'd like to get the system running but I'm missing:
> > - Mass storage controllers (of any type -- floppy, tape, hard drive)
> > - GCOS 6 operating system media (in any format, any version, etc.)
> > If anyone has any hardware lying around, or GCOS 6 media (or knows anyone
> > who might), drop me a line.
> > Alternately, if there's anyone out there who has a need for a DPS-6 parts
> > machine, let me know...
> > Thanks as always!
> > - Josh
> I’ve only known of one other person with a DPS-6, and that was (is?)
Was -- this DPS-6 was his, I got it from him a couple of years back.
> The hardware is virtually unobtainable, and sadly, I think GCOS or any
> other software might even be more difficult to obtain. I really wish
> someone could turn up a 25+ year old copy of GCOS-8, and get it running on
> an emulator, but don’t see that happening either. I know that the DPS-6
> has been emulated for production systems. A lifetime ago I worked on both
> DPS-6 and DPS-8 systems running GCOS-6 and GCOS-8.
> Last I checked, Group Bull was still selling GCOS-8 systems, running on
I suppose that might account for the unavailability of the software. Well,
hope springs eternal, I suppose...
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