Old Notebooks

From: Michael Grigoni <msg_at_waste.org>
Date: Sat Jan 30 12:31:25 1999

Chandra Bajpai wrote:
> What the history/specs behind the Fortune 32:16....I remember reading an
> article years ago that they burned through a lot of VC money and produced
> few machines. I think they competed against the Victor 9000.
> -Chandra

Fortune produced the first viable and marketable BSD-ish/SysIII/V7 Unix
micro of any importance; it was embraced by developers like Tandy
(Filepro/Profile) and I've seen it installed serving many terminals
in Gov't agencies, Universities, etc.

The machine entered this world running on an MC68000 at 5MHz (IIRC)
and a hard disk was optional. Dates ca. 1982 although most machines
I've seen had internal datecodes of 1984.

See the Datapro report for much more details.

Michael Grigoni
Cybertheque Museum
Received on Sat Jan 30 1999 - 12:31:25 GMT

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