BBS software for the PDP 11

geneb geneb at
Fri May 19 07:58:19 CDT 2017

On Thu, 18 May 2017, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:

> 8250 is a VAX, not a PDP-11.  I doubt it even ran off of 120v single phase.
Um, yeah.  It did.  I bought the machine for $500 from Mannesmann Tally in 
Kent, WA.  A friend and I removed the 8250 from their machine room and 
transported it to my home.  I had two 30A services installed in the 
upstairs of my house and that's where I set the machine up.

They'd wiped the drives before I got them, but they did give me the Ultrix 
install media.  I got it home on a Friday night and had it running Ultrix 
by Sunday afternoon.

Some months later I traded it to a friend that an 8350 in his garage.


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