Should I add a "Micro" PDP11/73 to the Herd?

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Date: Thu Jun 22 11:40:27 2000

>On Thu, Jun 22, 2000 at 05:51:17PM +0200, Frederik Meerwaldt wrote:
>> Hi!
>> [..]
>> > Should I rescue this machine? What OS do I need to acquire for it?
>> Sure!!! I don't know if 4.2BSD or 4.3BSD run on a PDP11/73, but in fact
>> RT-11 does. It is now Freeware.
>> Ciao,
>> Freddy
>Since when is/was RT-11 freeware?

It isn't, but Mentec will soon (I hope) have a hobbyist licensing program for
RT-11, RSX-11M, RSX-11M+, and RSTS/E. Watch the "Hobbyist licensing"
link on their "PDP-11"/"legacy systems" webpage at

> One of the hardest things about collecting
>PDP-11s is getting OS licenses for anything but the older versions of

2.11BSD is the newest version and getting a hobbyist license for it is
now easier than ever. See

for the SCO license deal (now free).

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