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MicroChannel or ISA?

Unread postby pentium » Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:02 am

I'm planning on scrapping the installing of OS/2 on my DEC pc and instead I am going for a computer in the PS/2 lines. During their lifetime they started with ISA standard and moved to proprietary MicroChannel cards. While they look more cool they are expensive and hasrd to find.
I have spotted a model 56 in Quebec and it uses MicroChannel. My minimum limits are at least a sound card, scsi card (or 3363 controller) and a network card (which I own).Is it more economical to go with a system with MicroChannel or stick with say a model 35 which has room for three ISA cards?
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Unread postby porter » Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:07 am

I used to use a PS/2 Model 80 years ago for both OS/2 1.3 and OS2 2.0 programming.

We later moved to commodity PCs for Warp.

I would recommend a Model 70 or 80 personnally.

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Re: MicroChannel or ISA?

Unread postby josehill » Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:56 am

pentium wrote:I am going for a computer in the PS/2 lines. During their lifetime they started with ISA standard and moved to proprietary MicroChannel cards.
Not exactly; the ISA and MCA PS/2 models came out at the same time, with the ISA models targeting the lower end of the market and the MCA models aiming a little higher.

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Unread postby pentium » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:51 am

Not exactly; the ISA and MCA PS/2 models came out at the same time, with the ISA models targeting the lower end of the market and the MCA models aiming a little higher.

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Unread postby thermionic » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:37 am

just reminded me of an ex's computer, 386 PS/2 with MCA, ESDI drives, running win3.0. had to use laplink to copy all of her work off it...
has anyone seen my console ?

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Unread postby porter » Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:12 pm

I scrapped an old Model 55? because I had no ethernet card for it. It did have a 2.88Mb floppy...

http://www.seds.org/~spider/ps2/ps2hist.html

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Unread postby recondas » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:37 pm

porter wrote:I would recommend a Model 70 or 80 personnally.


Somewhere I've got an entire Model 70 <kb&m,12" color monitor, configuration disk, etc> stored away in a box. Pentium, you'd be more than welcome to it if you can cover the shipping.

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Unread postby pentium » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:44 pm

Thanks but what would shipping be?
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