VMS 4.7 was VAXstation 3100 history (Was ... different)

From: Clint Wolff <vaxman_at_uswest.net>
Date: Thu Dec 2 19:12:35 1999

On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, Enrico Badella wrote:
> On a philosophical side, what do you guys do, preserve both hardware
> and original software or upgrade the software? On my 3100/M38 I took
> out the original RZ24 with 5.?, put an old IBM disk and installed 7.2.

Are you putting together museum quality systems? Or do you want
systems to work/play with? In the former case, you need to keep
the appropriate hardware, software, documentation, and distribution
sets. For the latter, build a system that does exactly what you
want it to do. Remember, this is YOUR computer, and it should
be configured the way you want it.

Most of my VAXes are running Ultrix 3.1 because that is the latest
version I have for them. My 11/750 will run Berkley 4.3 (the
appropriate software for that system). The VS2000 has VMS 5.4 so
I can play with DECWindows (I don't have the Ultrix Window
System 3.1 tape yet), but it will become Ultrix again someday.

I have absolutely NO soft spot in my heart for antique disk drives.
RD53s and RD54s are noisy pigs compared to modern drives. I purchased
SCSI controllers for my uVAX II and uVAX III and installed 1.? GB hard
disks in each. I am going to buy a SCSI controller for the 11/750 soon
(maybe clinty-claus will bring one for me), and convert the Fujitsu
Eagle into a doorstop (anyone have a missle silo door that needs a

Received on Thu Dec 02 1999 - 19:12:35 GMT

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