68010 (was Re: Mac IIci)

From: Ethan Dicks <erd_6502_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Mon Jan 14 16:26:32 2002

--- Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com> wrote:
> I do believe the main reason for the 68010's appearance in what was
> previously a number of 68000 applications was that it could support
> virtual memory, while that was awkward on a 68K.

That's my recollection as well.
> The early AT&T 7300's (?) which a number of my friends bought, but I
> didn't (don't ask me why),

We had a large 7300 club here - lots of Bell Labs guys bought them at
employee rates. We built a 70-computer UUCP phone tree for e-mail and
Usenet - fed in/out through AT&T (...!ihnp4!cbosgd..., later cbatt),
Ohio State (osu-cis and giza) and finally through MorningStar before
it went to PPP and the modern 'net.

> used the 68010 even though they had rather limited HDD
> resources. It would have worked better with two drives, methinks.

I know that some model of UNIX PC had room for a full-height MFM drive
under a hump (most only had room for a half-height). It was too little,
too late, but you could drop a lot more than 40Mb inside - maybe 80Mb
or more! :-)


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