PDP-11 Operating Systems
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Fri Mar 11 18:22:59 CST 2011
On 11 Mar 2011 at 14:38, Brent Hilpert wrote:
> It would be interesting then if the Fox-2 was PDP-11-based. That is,
> did Foxboro give up on making their own hardware, take their
> process-control software/OS and port it to PDP-11 hardware and then
> sell rebadged PDP-11s?
It's quite curious:
seems to say that the Fox-2 preceded the Fox-1:
"Foxboro Company was my next stop. I went to work immedi-
ately on its PDP-8-based control systems. I led the team that
converted its control systems to the PDP-11 as the FOX/2 and
2A. Later, I led the team that brought the FOX/1 to market in
my first project as a department manager...
The Fox-1 was a 24-bit system.
(My own experience with Foxboro was mostly with chart recorders and
regulators. Too early for computers.)
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