Old mini computer (B80)
wmaddox at pacbell.net
Tue Sep 25 15:14:50 CDT 2007
--- Al Kossow <aek at bitsavers.org> wrote:
> > It's definitely an interesting beast. I
> > have no experiance with Burroughs machines, but
> > I'm really tempted.
> I would be a good thing to save. I think RSC/RI has
> one as well
> (W.D. would know for sure)
> Also, no software has been archived for this
> machine, so any
> surviving copies would be a good thing.
My father has a B80 in storage in Jacksonville, FL.
It was taken out of service in the mid-to-late 80's.
The CE left the maintenance prints onsite. My father
would like to get rid of the machine, and it is free
for the taking. There is quite a bit of software,
though not a lot in the way of system software,
as the company ran a turnkey application package on
it. I'm also not sure of the condition of the disks,
as the storage conditions are not optimal. The
machine itself looked to be in pretty good shape when
I last took a look at it about a year and a half ago.
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