[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 135, Issue 22
lionel4287 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 18:40:22 CST 2014
If you want to play that game, the Zilog Z-80 CPU was wildly popular, being
installed in not only the TRS-80 and later CP/M machines, but also tons of
embedded applications! (Assuming you count Russian clones and derivative
On Feb 18, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Earl Baugh <earl at baugh.org> wrote:
>> Andrew Jones <andrew at jones.ec> wrote :
>>> On 02/18/2014 12:10 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
>>> Instead they tried to retreat to the high end and suffered a similar
>>> fate as SGI as they gave up more and more ground - remember that the
>>> Indy was about $5K at introduction.
>> Every UNIX vendor tried to get into that $5k price point in the early
>> 1990s. HP 712/715, Sun ELC, SparcStation 1, DEC Jensen and so on.
>> I think there was, briefly, the hope that UNIX workstations could
>> eclipse PCs.
> Well, It just didn't happen the way they expected. At least in some
> sense... :-)
> Think of how many Linux, and Mac boxes there are out there (yes OS X is
> based on Mach, but I'd personally consider that more of Unix variant than
> Linux, but that's simply personal opinion)
> So, if we add up every Linux and OS X (and IOS... yes they run the same
> kernel... at least according to Apple) I bet we're close to being in 1st
> place....if you count tables, etc.
> So it "may" win in some sense, but not in the path expected I bet...:-)
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