seeking DEC VAXmate software

Nigel Williams nw at
Mon Jul 25 05:50:25 CDT 2016

On Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 11:30 PM, Camiel Vanderhoeven
<iamcamiel at> wrote:
> Yes, it's an optional expansion box. The idea behind the vaxmate was that
> instead of from a hard disk, it could run from a disk image on a VAX, so a
> local hard disk was optional.

ComputerWorld once wrote:

"... In the confusion of DEC's Micro Channel feelers (see page 1), DEC
officials said their own
Vaxmate is not a PC; it's a networking product. But on Friday, a DEC spokesman
included the system in a list of DEC's past PC offerings; this reminded us
that DEC President Ken Olsen called the Vaxmate a corporate PC when it was
introduced in 1986. Following the Tandy deal, cynics quickly noted, the Vaxmate
may soon not be a product at all. If you have the line on DEC's PC strategy
of the month, call the hot line at..."

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