[TUHS] Okistations and OKIX?

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Mon Jun 29 09:41:01 AEST 2020

Huh, that's a trip down memory lane.  I didn't have that one but the first
PC I ever owned was a CP/M machine made by the same company.  Marketed in
this country under the BMC name but it was made by Oki.

2nd one down here:


I took out a $2000 loan and bought it in 1984 or 1985 because the
alternative was a VAX 11/780 that had about 30-40 people trying to
compile their projects at the same time.  I believe it had 4M of
ram, definitely not enough for the load.

You'd think a 64K z80 with floppies would be a down grade, it was not,
the performance was predictable, I didn't get swapped out for minutes,
it was always working just for me.

I wrote a _ton_ of code on that machine.

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 03:39:55PM -0700, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
> Anybody on the list know much about the provenance of SVr4 and OKIX for the
> Okistation 7300 model 30?
> http://museum.ipsj.or.jp/en/computer/work/0029.html indicates that OKIX
> came later on the model 75, but many years ago as a staff programmer at
> Oregon Graduate Institute, a surplus 7300/30 followed me home, but the
> sysadmins referred to it as OKIX.
> if anybody's interested in the hardware to do some spelunking, email me
> off-list.
> -- 
>   Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." | agrier at poofygoof.com
>   "The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity.  It
>    is a price which the very rich find most hard to pay."  -- Tony Hoare

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