VMS/RSTS/RSX manuals available, SOC, DECdirect books, Newmarket UK

John H. Reinhardt johnhreinhardt at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 11 15:31:51 CST 2016

On 3/11/2016 4:05 PM, Paul Koning wrote:
>> On Mar 11, 2016, at 3:50 PM, John H. Reinhardt <johnhreinhardt at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> SOC is the DEC "Systems and Options Catalog"  Great stuff for research on when parts were available, what options were considered supported for systems and all around good times.  They were usually thick (200-300 pages at least in the later VAX era) and came out quarterly (?).  Would be a handful to scan, but oh so nice to have.
> You mean the Option/Module List, from Dick Best?  There are a number of issues of that (1973 to 1975, and one from 1983) on Bitsavers already.  An issue close to those dates is perhaps not all that interesting; one from a significantly different date would be quite a find.
> 	paul

These were catalogs from DEC.  Here's one example that I did find on Bitsavers  <https://archive.org/details/bitsavers_deccatalogtionsCatalogNov96_36196682>

There might be more of them available than I had thought...

I didn't know about the lists from Dick Best. I will have to check them out.

John H. Reinhardt

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