PS/2s nicer than expected; some questions

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Date: Wed Mar 24 16:40:59 1999

In a message dated 24.3.1999 16:47:20 Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> That's an extremely confusing statement, as MCA is quite common in
> many small-to-medium RS/6000's from just a few years ago. How can
> MCA compete against RS/6000's when it's part of many RS/6000's?
> I'm also confused by your statement that "MCA was discontinued", as IBM
> continues to sell RS/6000's (both the R50 and the SP system 9076 are listed
> in their February 1999 sales brochure) with MCA busses and MCA
> cards and MCA peripherals.

well, the person I asked didnt expound on his answer. Remember that big blue
has different brands and I can only assume that the R6K division didnt like
the PC company giving it competition.
correction: for CONSUMER machines, MCA was discontinued unfortunately.
Received on Wed Mar 24 1999 - 16:40:59 GMT

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