dBase IV for VAX/VMS (was WordPerfect 5.1+ for VMS)
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Sat Jul 20 15:15:10 CDT 2019
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> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of Antonio Carlini
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> Sent: 20 July 2019 18:20
> To: Bill Gunshannon via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Subject: Re: dBase IV for VAX/VMS (was WordPerfect 5.1+ for VMS)
> On 20/07/2019 00:15, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> > On 7/19/19 4:04 PM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote:
> >>> On Jul 18, 2019, at 8:58 PM, Eric Dittman via cctalk
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> >>> On 7/18/2019 12:26 AM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote:
> >>>> On a related note, was there ever a copy of dBase III or dBase IV for
> VAX/VMS? I know there was a version of Lotus 1-2-3.
> >>> I don't know about the earlier versions but I have a copy of dBase
> >>> IV for VAX/VMS that's still in the shrink-wrap.
> >>> --
> >>> Eric Dittman
> >> Interesting, so my vague memory was correct. That means they had
> WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, and dBase IV available. Was there All-IN-1
> integration? I think both WordPerfect and Lotus 1-2-3 offered that.
> >> There seems to be almost no info online on it.
> > I just looked and none of the three were included in the VAX Software
> > Source Book.
> Lotus 1-2-3 had AL-IN-1 integration (at least that's what the announcement
> of it's retirement suggests. It sounds like Lotus developed and sold it and
> Digital just advertised it. The retirement happened in 1995.
> Back in 1991, all three were available on the VAXstation 4000 VLC:
> "VAXstation 4000 VLC
> The VAXstation 4000 VLC workstation is the first workstation in the industry
> to break the $3,500 price barrier. Offering 6.2 SPECmarks (6 VUPs) of
> processing power, this system is twice as powerful as the previous entry-
> level VAXstation 3100 Model 30 system. This low price and DEC SoftPC V3.0
> software (Digital's PC emulator) or native applications, such as Lotus 1-2-3,
> dBASE IV, or WordPerfect, make the VAXstation 4000 VLC system a desirable
> alternative to PCs in the VMS environment. For more information regarding
> DEC SoftPC software, see the related article in this issue of Digital's Customer
> I don't see a price anywhere so I can't tell how "low" it really was :-)
Well given what you say above I would guess $3,499!
Does any one know if its possible to buy traded 123 , WP, DBASE or SoftPC for the VLC?
It would be real fun to see how slow they were on the VLC although it does seem to run the software I have installed very smoothly
> Antonio Carlini
> antonio at acarlini.com
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