Alpha CPUs, was Re: [rescue] i860 Success
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Tue May 4 10:39:35 CDT 2004
Mon, 03 May 2004 @ 22:28 -0400, Phil Stracchino said:
> On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 06:55:25PM -0700, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:
> > .... for Xenix, coherent or even sequent which were x86 based nixes.
> ..though Coherent was a pretty crippled *nix. iirc, the Coherent
> kernel could address only a single 64k memory segment.
The 286 version, yes. Then they came out with a 386 version.
It had no networking though, and X was a long time coming.
Linux basically killed it off, I think.
I have Coherent 286 and 386, and both manuals.
The OS might not have been stellar, but the manuals are excellent.
> Then again, Thompson & Ritchie's original Unix machine at Bell Labs
> only had 64k ....
So did the machine that created the graphics for Tron.
It's amazing what you can do with little memory.
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