[TUHS] Zilog Z80 Unix
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.
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