[TUHS] PDP-11 questions

Ronald Natalie ron at ronnatalie.com
Mon Jan 25 11:59:55 AEST 2016

> On Jan 24, 2016, at 8:55 PM, David Ritchie <deritchie at yahoo.com> wrote:
> But wasn't a big part of the reason that DEC was successful in academia that PDP's were pretty heavily discounted vs. commercial pricing for similar compute power? Likewise with pricing for Unix?
> David Ritchie

UNIX was effectively free for Academics and at the beginning there really wasn’t any commercial licensing.

I don’t know if DEC offered a heavy academic discount or not.   I can tell you they were cheaper than some of the options. 
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