[TUHS] Zilog Z80 Unix

Pete Turnbull pete at dunnington.plus.com
Fri Apr 21 09:28:07 AEST 2017


On 20/04/2017 22:59, Larry McVoy wrote:

> I suspect that living on a Z-80 with floppies after the stuff we are used
> to would not be pleasant.  At least not for me.  Fun but frustrating, where
> is the network?  Where's my SSD?  64K?  Really?  Retro is cool but not that
> retro :)

I've frequently run (and demonstrated at a UK DEC Legacy event) my 
PDP-11/23 running 7th Edition from a pair of RL02 hard drives in 256KB. 
That's slow enough to be painful, and horrifying to bystanders; I 
suspect a Z-80 floppy system would be slightly slower still.

-- 
Pete
Pete Turnbull


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