31872Re: [midatlanticretro] Anyone going to be working on DEC stuff this weekend?
- Aug 3, 2013On Sat, 3 Aug 2013, Dave McGuire wrote:
>Which is why I do really want to mess with one in person. ;)
> 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.
Along with your DEC-20s. It's be fun to get TOPS-10 running and on HECnet
>>> 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. ;)
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