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

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  • Vince Fleming
    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.
    Message 1 of 42 , May 3, 2013
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      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.

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      From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com [midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Dave McGuire [Mcguire@...]
      Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 12:19 PM
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      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
      machines.

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

      -Dave

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      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA


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    • Dave McGuire
      ... I don t blame them! Great stuff. ... That s actually a reasonable business model for a company the size of AT&T. ;) -Dave -- Dave McGuire, AK4HZ New
      Message 42 of 42 , May 3, 2013
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        On 05/03/2013 08:05 PM, Vince Fleming wrote:
        > They were really popular with managers at Bell Labs and other areas of
        > AT&T - I remember my manager at AT&T International had one around 1997,
        > too. Many managers had them.

        I don't blame them! Great stuff.

        > It would be typical that AT&T would design something and they be the only
        > ones that ever bought them. :)

        That's actually a reasonable business model for a company the size of AT&T. ;)

        -Dave

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        Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
        New Kensington, PA
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