[rescue] IBM PC RT
mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Jul 29 22:23:58 CDT 2016
On 07/28/2016 11:56 PM, Bill Braskey wrote:
> I have what appears to be a complete IBM PC RT (Model 6150)
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_6150_RT>, minus an OS and monitor. It
> even has the external SCSI tape drive & 5.25" floppy drive. I rescued it
> several years ago in a random check of Craigslist while on a 1500-mile
> driving trip, near the bizarre town of Centralia, PA
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania>. It has been in
> storage since I got it.
> Apparently this thing was designed for AIX 2, but I wonder if a later
> version of AIX will run on it. The guy who gave it to me said it ran Pick
> OS when he used it, but he lost the media. I did get all the glorious old
> IBM 3-ring manuals in the slipcases, though!
> Anyone here have any experience with this rare dinosaur?
I'd say that's quite a find. I have two RTs here; I really like them.
I was unaware that Pick had been ported to ROMP. Very interesting
indeed. It's a shame the guy lost the media.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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