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Re: [school-discuss] Possibilities

On Saturday 19 January 2002 13:56, you wrote:

> Boy, that brings back memories!  Before I got into Linux, my main
> machine was an AT&T 7300 (in it's alternate identity as an AT&T 3B1).
> For those who never heard of these, it had a Motorola 68020 (I think)
> processor, a whopping 2 MB of RAM, a 40 MB hard drive, a 1200 baud
> modem, and AT&T Unix 3.51 with a graphical windowing system (!).  I also
> had the Smart Suite of office apps, which pretty much sucked.  Boy do I
> feel old...

I used to sell AT&T desktop systems internally at Bell Labs (1984-1988).  The 
7300 was not a real big seller, to say the least.  It really was ahead of its 

Trivia time... the 7300 and the 3B1 were NOT the same machine!  Ok, same 
basic motherboard, but the case of the 3B1 accepted a full size disk drive 
and had different fans than the 7300.  

I'm using the 3B2 and the 7300 to show cross platform communication via 
TCP/IP and UUCP.  I may, before the end of class, set up both with StarLAN, 
then use the 3B2 as a gateway between the Linux sytems (Slackware 8.0) and 
the 7300.  Of course the 7300 does not have a 10base-T card available.

The 3B2 and 7300 also show that Linux administration skills flow over to 
other Unix and Unix clone systems.

Its an interesting use of older technology.

jeff williams - cfiaime@nconnect.net