Chieftain or Gimix?

From: Neil Cherry <>
Date: Fri Jul 28 23:57:37 2000

Roger Merchberger wrote:
> Rumor has it that Mike may have mentioned these words:
> >From: Sellam Ismail <>
> >Subject: Chieftain or Gimix?
> >
> >
> >There's two I'd kinda like to buy or swap time on... I have some TSC
> >software that might work fine on them. Were there derivitave OSes for
> >either of them?
> >
> >One Cheiften passed by a long time ago on ebay and advertised a 68000
> >processor. Cool.
> I've drooled over a Gimix ever since I saw the first ad for them *way* back
> in HotCoCo - They were multiuser/multitasking 6809-based machines that ran
> OS-9 Level 1 & 2. Some of the later boxes came with 512K RAM (*long* before
> the CoCo3...)
> I could give one a *very* good home... ;-)

Worked with a Gimix Ghost at a small company (ran OS9LII) we had 12 serial
ports and 2 parallel ports. It got me started with OS9. I have 3 6809
systems and 2 68K systems that run OS9 (and OSK). We also had 3 additional
SWTPC systems running the Flex OS. I have some Flex disks around here
for the 68K machine too. Wish I had those SWTPC system (SSDD hard sectored
8?" disks though). It's where I learned paper punch, hi/lo speeds tts and
baudot. We used to go as low as 27.5 bps (or someother ungodly number,
current loop of course).

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