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Re: /etc/disktab on vax
Last year I sent about 100 IPC, IPX, and LX systems to recycle.
I still have quite a few though.
On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 12:16 AM, Dave McGuire
> On 06/25/2012 08:41 PM, ..I'd rather be coding ASM! wrote:
>>> Oh c'mon, that IPX could've been jammed into your luggage! ;)
>> I'm with Dave on this one. At the very least save the mobo+psu. If you
>> can track down an 80Mhz weitek "PowerUP!" cpu and associated PROM, the
>> IPX's and SparcStation2's will rock past a classic performance wise.
>> Also the mobo's will without much effort fit into a classic's case
>> (stealth mod?)
>> Definitely worth saving Sun4c's. I have a fujitsu brand IPX with one
>> still running happily here at home.
> I was happy to be able to rescue a pair of IPXs from the local
> university surplus place about a month ago. I was pleasantly surprised
> to see them coming out of production this late!
> I agree about the PowerUP! chips. I've always said that they were the
> closest thing to "something for nothing" that occurs in this industry.
> It reminds me of the old NEC V20 drop-in replacement for the 8088.
> About a 10-25% speedup depending on instruction mix, and it had a neat
> 8080 compatibility mode also. Neat stuff, and great memories!
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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