[LINK] MacIntel: The Thin Client Theory
hartr at interweft.com.au
Wed Jun 15 10:46:51 EST 2005
Adam Neat wrote:
>A few years ago I was running an old VAX 11/750 out of a spare room
>(complete with reel to reel tape unit, and removable 20MB "mass-storage")
>just for fun.
>Scary when one goes into a site nowadays and still sees the same thing
>running in a near-production capacity. I think the unit I had was
>manufactured back in 1981/82?
>God bless old iron, I say!
Good grief Adam, that's terribly geeky!
I can remember, as IT manager in Port Hedland, trying to sell an old
11/780 (with reel to reel and several external diskpacks) back in 1992 -
and I could get nothing for it. I eventually sent it to the tip!
At the end of my stay in 1996 I sent 2 microvaxes to the tip - my
predecessor had bought these to replace the 11/780 and I replaced them
with X86 boxes running Linux and Samba!
Robert Hart hartr at interweft.com.au
+61 (0)438 385 533
Brisbane, Australia http://www.hart.wattle.id.au
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