Macs and PCs vs workstations
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Sun Aug 6 02:34:13 CDT 2006
On 8/6/06, Zane H. Healy <healyzh at aracnet.com> wrote:
> At 4:22 PM -0500 8/5/06, Scott Quinn wrote:
> >I'll give you Suns, I wasn't thinking clearly. They started going
> >downhill about 1998.
Hmm... so you put the split at about the A3000/A5000 timeframe? (I
was buying $$$$ in Sun equipment for Lucent in 1997 and 1998).
> Was it that far back :^( Sadly most of the Suns I have experience
> with are U60 vintage or older. At the same time I'd be inclined to
> blame the U5 and U10 for when they started going downhill.
I'd agree that U5s and U10s are built for the lowest cost possible. I
used to use a U5 in 1999 - it did make a nice X-Terminal. Glad I
didn't have to compile apps or do real work on it.
> Last version of OpenVMS for the VAX is 7.3, 7.3-1 is Alpha only. I
> believe the last version of VAX/VMS was 5.5-2H4. Yeah, I'm picking a
> couple nits here :^)
I've run 6.0 on a uVAX-II with an RD54... it was a *really* tight
squeeze, but it did (barely) fit. I thought that VAX/VMS went up
through 6.x and stopped at 7.0, or was it 7.1? Can't say for sure
without looking it up - since 7.0, I've been running VMS on Alpha
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