id this Xerox

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Tue Mar 30 20:11:12 1999

On Tue, 30 Mar 1999, George Currie wrote:

> Ran across a Xerox today but couldn't find any identifying labels.
> It's a desk side sized (1' wide x 2' high x 3' deep), has a single 8"
> floppy above a control panel with a bottom hinged door. On the
> back, the connectors are on a separate little platform type thingy,
> on one side it has a printer, transceiver, and a db25 labeled LEUP.
> On the other side it had a db25 labeled display, a keyboard, and a
> "rigid disk" connector (and a plug that looks like it powers the
> drive). Anyone know what this beast is?

Is this all white? On coasters? Does it have a 4-digit display on the
front panel? Sounds like a Xerox 8010 "Star". If so, you're stoked.
This is the third generation Alto, and the first mass-produced consumer
grade GUI workstation (predates the Lisa by a year or so).

If you didn't get it, get it. Its a cool computer to have in your
collection. I'm going to try to get mine working someday, but apparently
it won't be easy.

Let me know if you get it.

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