Most used toys, was Re: The late, great TRS-80
ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Tue Jun 26 20:31:41 CDT 2007
>Subject: Most used toys, was Re: The late, great TRS-80
> From: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
> Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 16:22:36 -0400
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic Posts Only" <cctech at classiccmp.org>
My list is not very esoteric.
My older NS* Horizon system with many mods running CP/M as a workhorse
system for micros and 8085/z80 coding as it tend to behave better than
PCs and also has the Prom Programmer. The system is Z80/10mhz, 256k ram,
two 31mb disks, floppies, and a few other goodies.
My PX-8 as a data logger and all round Field Day Logging system a
database written in of all things BASIC.
AmproLB+ small, fast, hard disk and CP/M.
PDP-11/73 rack system for those times when I need a break.
Nothing like programming in basic or micropower pascal under RT-11.
PDP-8f, when I need a handle. I like hand toggleing programs and
watching them run.
PILOT: my MicroVAX3100/m76 running OpenVMS, for when it really has to
be different or when once cpu is not enough (running as nine way LAVC).
My portable EElf2000 (embedded elf with Video, PS2 keyboard and CF disk)
that runs nicely on a 12V gell cell for a while (>10hours!).
If it really has to be Wintel, my 486sx brick system (Modular Solutions).
it's about the size of a red brick and runs on 12V nicely. What makes it
useful is 800mb hard disk, network, SVGA, serial, parallel
and runs whatever I care to. It seems to like DOS6.22 and Linux(slackware).
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