[TUHS] If not Linux, then what?

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Thu Aug 29 03:32:28 AEST 2019

On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 12:34:46PM -0400, Henry Bent wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Aug 2019 at 10:05, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> > If that's the MIPs code base, it is likely to not be there.  I could be
> > forgetting something, but I remember that DECnet was released for the MIPS
> > products.   It was on Tru64 and Ultrix, but is a 'layered product' so you
> > needed a license to install it and it needed to be a late enough version
> > that had switched to exposing a full OSI stack.
> >
> > That said, I do not remember/know how well it functioned talking to any
> > OSI stack other than DECs.
> >
> OSF/1 for MIPS wasn't actually a beta but it might as well have been.  It
> was slow, it was buggy, and DEC dropped support for it fairly quickly after
> it was released.  It was never ported to any of the R4k machines.

Perhaps Clem can shed some light on why DEC did a MIPS machine?  I had 
sort of stopped paying attention to them, so don't know the reasoning.

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