From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <gram_at_cnct.com>
Date: Sat Feb 28 15:39:58 1998

Joe wrote:
> Ward,
> I went to an auction at KSC this morning and bought a complete Commodore
> Pet computer system. They had a bunch of AT&Ts there, 3B2/400s and
> 3B2/600s. Should I have gotten those? I know who has them.

The 3B2 series are good solid Unix boxen and that's all they are. The
Western Electric 32xxx CPUs are _great_ devices for building telephone
switching systems, but for real computing they are flat-out dogs -- OK
for low-load database engines at best. But they are the machine that
were used to build System V Unix. As I said, they are solid, and there
are more Internet hosts built on them than many folks suspect. When I
have room, I will be adding a 3B2 or two to my collection. They aren't
related to the 3B1 at all except for the Death Star logo, but they are
definitely a big part of history second only to the DEC stuff for us
Unix junkies.
Ward Griffiths
Dylan:  How many years must some people exist, 
			before they're allowed to be free?
WDG3rd:  If they "must" exist until they're "allowed",
			they'll never be free.
Received on Sat Feb 28 1998 - 15:39:58 GMT

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