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30439RE: [midatlanticretro] Unibus or Q-Bus Systems?

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  • Vince Fleming
    May 3, 2013
      I was referring to machines SOLD by AT&T. They "Always" ran UNIX.

      I would love to hear of a documented case of them selling a 3B2 with any other OS installed.

      From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com [midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Dave McGuire [Mcguire@...]
      Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 12:19 PM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Unibus or Q-Bus Systems?

      On 05/03/2013 11:23 AM, Vince Fleming wrote:
      > AT&T 3B2's always ran AT&T SysVr3 UNIX. I recently donated one running
      > an early version of SvsVr4.

      Mostly. AT&T pushed the WE32K CPUs for embedded applications for a
      short while in the 1980s. We had a dev board for it where I worked
      (Princeton)...a dev board that I really, really wish I had now.

      Anyway, they had some sort of a real-time executive that ran on it,
      that was prototyped on, and development for it occurred on, 3B2/310

      Admittedly that's a rare case, but you said the magic word "always",
      which, in this business, virtually guarantees someone will speak up. ;)


      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA


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