Intro This is the last vintage computer festival in Zürich in the “Rote Fabrik” (which has to be restorated after a bad fire back in 2012) - at least for now. It was held on November 19th/20th. It was back to what it was before the pandemic in terms of exhibits, the amount of people attending, the talks (which where held again this year). It’s an ever growing community of exhibitors, most of them try to attend every year, so I’m just pointing out the new things, which catched my attention (the others can be seen on older blog entries of the series).
Intro First of all, quite amazing it could even happen given the pandemic situation, thanks to all organizers and exhibitors. It was held on November 27th/28th in Zürich in the “Rote Fabrik”. No talks were held this year, also for obvious reasons. There were not many people there presumably also due to the pandemic situation. Tektronix 4010 2019 I saw a PDP-11 emulator along with an emulated Tektronix 4010 graphical terminal.
Intro My first visit to an exhibition of old computers. It was held on November 30th and December 1st in Zürich in the “Rote Fabrik”. Given my collection of not-so-old computers I wanted to see a collection of really old computers. PDP-11 The first thing which catched my attention was a PDP-11 emulator with frontend also simulating a Tektronix 4010 graphical terminal. It’s running on a Raspberry-PI fully emulating a PDP-11 running BSD 2.
Intro I saw a video on LGR and thought, this is a nice system to run my own operating system on. The Unisys CWD-4002 came as a i486 DX/2, 66 MHz, 16 MB RAM and a 512 MB hard drive. sweet. And fits under my monitor, together with a Aten KVM switch and an Alix 1.E minicomputer: Ok, I increased the memory to a whooping 32 MB. And I bought an IDE-to-SD-adapter as the 512 MB hard disk is not enough for a basic installation of Archlinux32 and I don’t know how long the hard disk would work anyway: