[pups] Re: PUPS digest, Vol 1 #5 - 3 msgs
cube1 at home.com
Mon Nov 5 10:30:34 AEST 2001
Bill Gunshannon wrote:
> What are the odds that a 15 year old tape is even readable today?? I know
> when I found the original BSD tapes here even with their being stored in
> computer room, they were unreadable.
You might be surprised.
PUPS has Mini-Unix because I was able to read a 15 year old tape a few
I can still read a copy of the V6 distribution that was made in the late
1970's. Recently I read thru all the 9 track tapes I had, and only one of
them had errors. Many were well over 10 years old.
And Paul Pierce managed to put together a usable image of the IBM PR155 O/S
for the IBM 1410 by reading 2 7 track tapes that were pushing 30.
Jay R. Jaeger The Computer Collection
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