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31872Re: [midatlanticretro] Anyone going to be working on DEC stuff this weekend?

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  • Cory Smelosky
    Aug 3, 2013
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      On Sat, 3 Aug 2013, Dave McGuire wrote:

      >
      > On 08/03/2013 01:14 PM, Cory Smelosky wrote:
      >>>> I never liked the 11/750 simply
      >>>> because it's boot process was so dreadfully and painstakingly slow.
      >>>
      >>> Aww, I love the 750. I was a sysadmin on one, along with a pair of
      >>> MicroVAX-3600s and a MicroVAX-II, for many years about 20 years ago.
      >>> I'll always have a soft spot for the 750, and I'm very happy to have one
      >>> now, although mine is not yet operational. They have personality!
      >>
      >> More personality than a 730?
      >
      > They all have lots of personality. Damn fine machines.

      Which is why I do really want to mess with one in person. ;)

      Along with your DEC-20s. It's be fun to get TOPS-10 running and on HECnet
      there.

      >
      >>> The boot process can be sped up considerably, as you no doubt know,
      >>> by re-ordering the files on the console media to be in the order in
      >>> which they're accessed.
      >>
      >> I'm betting the 730 can't be sped up too much the same way, though. ;)
      >
      > Well...it'll still be as slow as pissing tar, but you can make it a
      > BIT less painful. ;)

      ;)

      >
      > -Dave
      >
      >

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