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Forum: Home Computing   2015-03-16, 10:38 PM
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Posted By ExDilbert
PCs were about 10-15 years behind mini-computers...

PCs were about 10-15 years behind mini-computers in power and technology so both statements are roughly correct. The first mainframe I worked on was about as powerful as the first IBM PC, introduced...
Forum: Home Computing   2015-03-16, 04:47 PM
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Posted By ExDilbert
No kidding. Their smartphone is probably about a...

No kidding. Their smartphone is probably about a million times more powerful than the PDP-8. That didn't stop people from doing useful work on the PDP-8 though. It just took a lot longer.
Forum: Home Computing   2015-03-13, 10:04 PM
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Posted By ExDilbert
The PDP-8 was popular for Unix. The first Unix...

The PDP-8 was popular for Unix. The first Unix system I used was a PDP-8, way back in second year university. We used it to cross compile programs for a Motorola 68000 processor, if anyone remembers...
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