TEK UNIX history

From: Joe R. <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Tue Aug 3 11:59:40 2004

At 08:10 AM 8/3/04 -0700, you wrote:
>Later, Tek developed a microprocessor development system that utilized
>an LSI-11 core.
>It was called the 8250.

  I just passed one up in a scrap yard. It had a pod for the Mil-Std-1750
processor hanging off of it.


>8550 and 8560
>It was an evolultion of the systems that started with the 8002
>8550s have an 11/02 in them and ran an OS called DOS-50, which
>I would REALLY like to find. The 8560s are UTEK machines starting
>with 11/23s and 8" drives and evolving through 11/73s and 5" drives.
>I have an 8560 with an 8" drive and would like to find the service
>manual for it (I have the svc docs for the 5" version).
>There is a fair amt of scanned documentation on the 8002->8560 up
>now on bitsavers.
>And dovetailing into Hans' comments, it is VERY difficult to find
>the documentation and software for these systems, while the hardware
>shows up at hamfests and on eBay frequently.
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