Re: [comphist] Re: Microsoft and Xenix.

From: Jonathan Lundell (
Date: Tue Jun 26 2001 - 15:49:40 EST

At 10:44 AM -0400 2001-06-26, Rob Landley wrote:
>"A quarter century of unix" mentions RK05 cartridges several times, but never
>says much ABOUT them.
>Okay, so they're 2.4 megabyte removable cartridges? How big? Are they tapes
>or disk packs? (I.E. can you run off of them or are they just storage?) I
>know lots of early copies of unix were sent out from Bell Labs on RK05
>cartidges signed "love, ken"...

>What was that big reel to reel tape they always show in movies, anyway?

The big-refrigerator-sized guys were generally attached to
mainframes, IBM or otherwise. Here's a little info:
(but take it with a grain of salt; IBM surely didn't go to nine
tracks because of ASCII!).

/Jonathan Lundell.
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