[rescue] VAXStation 4000/90 Manuals
mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri May 2 13:12:13 CDT 2003
On Friday, May 2, 2003, at 11:22 AM, David de Gruyl wrote:
>> Damn fine machine, by the way...
> One more thing for discussion: does anyone know when DEC decided to
> cheaper in their construction? I have a MicroVAX 3100 as well as the
> Vaxstation 4000/90, and the microvax is built like a tank, while the
> construction for the vaxstation is closer to a saturn -- plastic cover
> and all. My VAX 4000/300 is also constructed VERY solidly.
I've noticed this too. :-( The later 4000-series machines seem to be
where this started. Their larger machines were (and are) still
> I guess that this is similar to Sun's changes from sparcstation to
> ultra cases.
Huh? Those crappy Ultra5 and Ultra10 machines maybe, but that's
about it. I'm a big guy, and I can JUMP UP AND DOWN on an Ultra2 or an
Ultra30/60 case without so much as leaving a mark.
> Are the alphas also built into plastic cases? (specifically the
> alphastations in pizzabox configuration -- the AT style ones do not
> appeal to me at all).
Plastic with thin metal framework. :-(
Dave McGuire "I haven't worn pants in 14 months!"
St. Petersburg, FL -Pete Wargo
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