Burroughs B27?

From: Doug Yowza <yowza_at_yowza.com>
Date: Thu Apr 9 03:30:29 1998

On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Sam Ismail wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Apr 1998, Russ Blakeman wrote:
> > They are similar to the 25's that I used on Chanute AFB as an instructor up
> > until we closed the base in 1993. There waa also a clone (physically and in
> > working) made by NCR of both the B25 and 27. They did indeed run a BTOS
> > (Burroughs terminal Operating System) and a BASIC using an 80186 processor
> > housed in a square modular system that locked together. They had hard drive
> > modules and even servers that sat on the floor with a weird type of
> > removeable hard drive (Winchester?) When the terminal unit is turned on you
> > should see a series of periods showing activity in logging to the server. If
> > that stops then it's not connecting.

Then what? All I got was the terminal (which I wrongly thought was a
standard RS-232 terminal -- it appears to be much smarter and more tightly
integrated than that) and the CPU module (plus an internal RAM expansion

Can I do anything else besides stare at the following message:
        Burroughs Corporation
        R 1.1.0000 B27-CLS FM

> I have several modules, including a couple hard drive modules and a way
> cool "Voice Processing" module I picked up on Sunday for a buck (I can't
> wait to figure out what it actually does...I imagine its some sort of
> voicemail module which would be too cool).

A "couple" of hard disks, as in "one extra"? :-)

-- Doug
Received on Thu Apr 09 1998 - 03:30:29 BST

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