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  • I've got a couple as well: Late Gemini Zorba with CP/M Panasonic Senior Partner w/MS-DOS Bill --- Mike Loewen wrote: > On Thu, 12 Apr 2007, B. Degnan wrote: > > > Here is a quick inventory of my luggables: > > Kaypro II (qty 2) > > Osborne 1 (tan) > > Osborne 1a (blue, new in box) > > Nice! > > > IBM 5155 > > Compaq Portable 286 > > My current collection of luggables: > > Kaypro 2...
    William Pechter Apr 12, 2007
  • It's not my machine -- but they used a lot of them at Lucent for the staff. Ex-AT&T boxes...IIRC -- they were still in various areas until the Y2k replacements. The ones I remember ran Windows3.1 and Windows for Workgroups... They were for Word Processing, Xterminals... etc. Bill --- Jim Scheef wrote: > Bill, > > Is this a DOS machine or did it run UNIX? If UNIX, do you have the...
    William Pechter Mar 21, 2007
  • I think I have an IBM 8515 (IIRC) anyone who wants it can have it. It's really fuzzy (convergence ? maybe)... Bill --- John Allain wrote: > > Sorry, no PS/2 {monitors}s. > > If there really is a need for stock VGA monitors I can probably > get an average of 4 working ones a month, knowing the local > scrappers. IE not a problem. > About 1 in 15 I see are IBM branded CGA or PS/2...
    William Pechter Feb 24, 2007
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  • It's just a standard ISA 4 ports card... don't know if it's Quadram's (IIRC) or the 4 ports from AST... It's still got the Olivetti box... Picked it up over 15 years ago at Trenton and only opened the box to check what was there. It's not Olivetti specific, though. Bill --- "B. Degnan" wrote: > I have a 6300 on the back burner, unsure if it has this card...what > does it > look...
    William Pechter Feb 24, 2007
  • I've got one brand new four ports card (Quadlink?) in the box as well. Anyone looking let me know. Dates from the AT&T 6300 I was working with... Never got to need it. I've also got about 10 ISA network cards and a pile of SCSI cards... 1542 Adaptecs and such. As far as "Firewall Construction Set" -- right now my minimum box for a firewall is a PII400 with 256 memory. Overkill -- a...
    William Pechter Feb 24, 2007
  • I know a Ron Blechner who used to be DEC product support in Somerset who know runs a shop called Var/x in South Jersey... I used to work with him back in the day. Could it be him? Bill --- Evan Koblentz wrote: > Hi all, > > I think it's safe to say that the "Star Wars" theme comments were > only made > as jokes. Or at least that's how I am taking them. It might be cool > if...
    William Pechter Feb 10, 2007
  • Syntrex was in Eatontown, NJ and did high end work processing systems for Legal Offices etc. They were founded by a number of people connected to Interdata and Bell Labs. They did their development on a pair of PDP11/70's on Unix and built their stuff in C with an 80x86 (I think 80186 maybe 80286) as the target platform. They used 8 and 14 inch winchesters and had mirror disks and...
    William Pechter Dec 5, 2006
  • Depends upon the bios revision... With 1.2.1 it was pretty limited. With (IIRC) 1.4.3 there were larger choices. IIRC -- depending upon switch settings -- you can use either the on-board bios table or a WD1002 controller (MFM or the RLL version)... The dip switch settings determined the drive configuration. You can set it for no drive as well (this is old memory so I may be wrong...
    William Pechter Nov 17, 2006
  • Neither... it was a 16 bit bus 8086 box (V30's gave most of the 286 instruction improvements). The 16 bit bus was 8-bit PC/XT and an 8 bit Olivetti extension. The box used Western Digital or other controllers, but the AT&T and Olivetti (and the Xerox version of it) boxes all used an in-bios disk table of cyl/heads/sectors -- the box worked with ST412, ST225, ST251 sized drives on...
    William Pechter Nov 16, 2006
  • You should have seen the SCIF containment facilities and the Faraday Cages for Tempest specs in spots. There's a lot of that stuff in Fort Monmouth and we weren't allowed to bring pagers and other radio devices into the buildings. Should've seen the security guy when the HP tech in 94 pulled out a cell phone to call his office to order parts in front of a security officer. Bill...
    William Pechter Nov 16, 2006