SCO Open Desktop (was Re: Interesting find today!)

From: Chad Fernandez <>
Date: Sat Dec 29 07:23:48 2001


I downloaded a PDF file from Sprague Magnetics. I think you are correct
from what I can tell (it's a little confusing to me, being a tape
novice). Actually it says DC600a..... don't know if the extra "a" is
important ot not.

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA

Geoff Reed wrote:
> Qic24 would be a DC600 format tape, correct?
> At 02:58 AM 12/29/01 -0500, you wrote:
> >If I can find a scsi Qic24 tape drive, I plan on installing Open Desktop
> >on my IBM Model 80 with Reply Powerboard and Kingston Turbochip. It
> >runs Win98 fast enough. I suspect it'll run Unix just fine. I've got a
> >Future Domain SCSI card OEMed for IBM, that is supported, and a
> >Micropolis 4.3 gig SCSI drive. Hopefully someone on the list will dig
> >up a tape drive for me that I can put into my PS/2 external SCSI case.
> >
> >Chad Fernandez
> >Michigan, USA
> >
> >Frank McConnell wrote:
> > > Open Desktop is a SCO/Motif flavored X GUI. If you really want to use
> > > the GUI stuff, give it more oomph than Wollongong did: it was
> > > painfully slow on that Compaq. Along about 1995 the system was being
> > > used more for testing a "SCO ANSI" terminal emulation and I worked out
> > > how to make it not start X on boot, and it continued running that way
> > > (off in a corner with almost no attention) until April 1999 when
> > > Attachmate shut down the former Wollongong offices.
> > >
> > > -Frank McConnell
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