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    In the episode 10 Broad 36, Joe MacMillan says he wants to see Mutiny on Unix on "The New AT&T Box" What is the computer they are referring to?

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    Probably the 3B1 Unix PC, but that's just a guess.

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    Also keep in mind that Halt and Catch Fire was only based on reality; it never claimed to be historically accurate. It could be a reference to the 3B1/7300, or the 6300+, or something else, or nothing that actually existed.
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    There was UNIX for the 6300?

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    6300+, not 6300.
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    Okay, yeah, the 286 one. Missed the "plus" in your post. I was wondering if there was a UNIX for the 6300 with a Z8000 board in it.

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    That board, and the corresponding odd video mode that goes with it, remains unobtanium for me. I've never read anything about it other than what I see in the M24/6300 technical reference manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBMAT5170 View Post
    In the episode 10 Broad 36, Joe MacMillan says he wants to see Mutiny on Unix on "The New AT&T Box" What is the computer they are referring to?
    AT&T produced several commercial UNIX boxes in the early 1980s.

    • The AT&T UNIX PC (AT&T PC 7300, an all-in-one desktop based on the 68010)
    • The 3B2 Series (3B2/300, 3B2/310, 3B2/400, small desktop systems based on the WE32000 CPU series)
    • The 3B5 Series (a fairly big minicomputer)


    Did they show it on screen at all?
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    A capture of what was shown in the TV episode can be seen at http://www.tv.com/shows/halt-and-cat...36-1436302421/ May have to scroll down several times for the image of the PC 7300 style case with a green screen AOL style interface.

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