On Wednesday 28 June 2006 01:23 am, Frank McConnell wrote:
Chuck Guzis wrote:
Didn't Tandy offer a microchannel system at
one time? IIRC, it also was
a great stinking failure.
NCR did a few too (before AT&T bought them). I remember one that was
a multiprocessor 80486 with multiple Micro Channel buses, running
NCR's System V Release 4. Imagine a PC about the size of two
household kitchen refrigerators stuck together, you'll have about the
They did one that was a bit smaller than that, too, about the size of your
typical "big tower case". I had one sitting here for a while, dual P90 as I
recall, until a list member came by and relieved me of it some time back.
I'd thought about using it from time to time, but never actually got around
to powering it up, and that microchannel stuff really put me off.
There was a 5.25" floppy drive, and one of those larger tape drives (think
DC-600), which along with all of the drive bays, hooked into a 50-wire SCSI
cable. Not a bad setup, overall.
And I'm told it had some version of unix on it, came up asking for a
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