Re: one projection about the open source market

From: Stephen D. Williams (
Date: Tue Feb 27 2001 - 08:46:38 PST

Wayne E Baisley wrote:
> > No, it was Dec Unix, or at least they called it 'Dec Unix', on a Mips
> > chip (I believe that was the processor, it was definitely risc).
> If it was a MIPS chip, it was even before OSF -- It was Ultrix. Which
> is Latin for female avenger (masculine is Ultor). Which is how we get
> eunuchs, of course. I still have an Ultrix coffee mug, for drinking
> snake-oil, natch.
> > Anybody else know how to do a Vampire tap on thick-ethernet?
> In my sleep. Or at least in the dark, which is how most plena (plural
> for plenum) are. Carpe jugulum.

Cool... I added a thick-net connector and bit of cable to my museum
pieces last year.
Now if I could just find a double-sided 8" floppy drive to read some old

> > I also hacked a bunch of DMA I/O boards for M.Vax II's for GE.
> COMM IOP/DZs (or their QBus equivalents), perchance? I go as far back
> as the PDP-11/05. And the 6800, shortly thereafter. "Oh, we used to
> DREAM of living in corridor."

I have no memory of that senator.

> Cheers,
> Wayne
> I don't remember what it was like to go back home.
> I only know it was cold and white and I was alone.
> Leo Kottke

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