[Coco] HP64000 was Re: LIF util for OS-9?

Willard Goosey goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Thu Nov 3 05:20:52 EDT 2011

On Thu, Nov 03, 2011 at 04:26:11PM +1100, John Kent wrote:
> I used a HP64000 for software development for the 68000 back in the 
> 1980s.  

Cool.  What was your impression of it?  Better or worse than the VAX?

>Were I was working boaught a VAX11-730 for software development 
> although compiles for the 68000 were just as fast on the HP64000 as they 
> were on the VAX.  

I've always had the impression that the early VAXen were not exactly
speed demons.   

>We had the HP64000 connected to the VAX. We had VT220 
> terminals connected to VAX. There were 50 engineers in the department. 
> Systems administration was pretty adhoc back then.

It was a different era.

Willard Goosey  goosey at sdc.org
Socorro, New Mexico, USA
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