[rescue] Cheapest Cray?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Apr 26 19:07:54 CDT 2004

On Apr 26, 2004, at 8:03 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>    Wow, they need to check a LOT of their facts.  They state that 
>> Zilog
>> only made chips, not computers...this is woefully incorrect, as I've
>> *owned* Zilog computers.
> I thought Zilog only made "development" systems - sure, they were 
> complete
> systems, but they were made to sell to companies designing their own
> computers based on Zilog processors. Intel did the same thing...
> They made computers, but not for retail "end users" AFAIK...

   Nope.  The Zilog System 8000 was a family of Z8000-based business 
machines.  They ran UNIX System III (quite well, I might add) and were 
sold commercially by both Zilog and under the Exxon Office Systems 
label.  There were plenty of development tools available for those 
machines, sure, but they were sold as business systems...completely 
with accounting software and stuff like that.

   I had a big one when I lived up in NJ.  It was a great system.


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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