Subject: RE: HP Apollo Series 700
To: CaptnZilog@aol.com <CaptnZilog@aol.com>
From: John A. Maier <email@example.com>
Date: 02/22/2000 11:40:00
So are the 700 series 68K based or other?
John A. Maier
Kemper Military School and College
Director of MIS
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> From: CaptnZilog@aol.com [mailto:CaptnZilog@aol.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 10:44 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; John A. Maier
> Subject: Re: HP Apollo Series 700
> >> A guy I know got a HP Apollo Series 700 at auction. I've
> not had time to
> >> look at it and he is clueless when it comes to hardware
> other than
> >> PC/compatible.
> >> I see that there are efforts underway for support of the
> Apollo DNxxxx
> >> Workstations, are the two of any relations?
> Nope... the Apollo DN series workstations are pre-HP Apollo
> systems (before
> HP bought out Apollo Computer) and are 68K based systems.
> While they are
> pretty majorly different, the Apollo DN's are similar in
> CPU/speed to the HP
> 300/400 series systems.
> The HP 700 series systems are PA-RISC based systems... and
> entirely different
> beast. There currently is an effort going on to port to the
> HP700's, check
> the "port-hp700" mailing list... and OpenBSD is working on a
> port. Not sure
> how far either has gotten at this point, but I'm pretty sure
> they are not
> what anyone would consider a fully functional "port".