I have both (though the H960 variant needs restoration).
I actually find that the corporate blue cabinets to be easier to deal with.
One aspect is that it?s a ?package? rather than multiple H960 racks. Why
is that important? Because the corporate cabinets did nice things like
provide cable runs to lay the various cables in so that they?re neat and
tidy. Yes, it can be done with the H960 packaging but it?s more work as
it?s not already provided. ;-)
TTFN - Guy
On Jan 31, 2019, at 1:33 AM, Pontus Pihlgren via
cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 10:49:12PM -0500, Bill Degnan via cctech wrote:
would you prefer having, if you had to pick only one, the original PDP
11/70 or the newer "blue cabinets" PDP 11/70, assuming both were complete
configurations with racks of storage etc as they would have been sold, more
Assume space and power are not issues, consider just the machine itself.
Luckily for me the local computer club has both the maroon model in a
H960 as well as the blue corporate cab model. So while space is a bit
tight I don't have to consider it :)
I have spent more time with the H960, so I might be biased. But ignoring
any subjective preference for color I do prefer the H960 simply because
it is easier to work with, less bulky metal panes to remove in order to
gain access to the CPU. And it is easier to move arround.
This seems like a very pleasant problem to have, are you facing the