At 3:51 PM -0700 10/13/99, Jim Langston wrote: >You've got to be joking me? They supplied a machine with not enough memory to >run the OS? I don't really remember it being exactly that way, I had a B20 with 4Mb that ran fine. The problem, as it was explained to me by IBM, was that many machines were being sold to run the S/36 Environment which ran dog slow on 4Mb. One of the qualifying questions I had to answer to get the 4Mb was whether I was using S/36E (there may have been other reasons, as well). Another thing I remember about the whole deal was that eventually IBM sent boxes out asking for their memory back. I procrastinated long enough so that when they finally decided to let everyone keep the memory after all (many customers raised a big stink), I still hadn't sent it in. The kicker was, if you DID send it in on time, you DIDN'T get it back. Regards, - Lou Forlini Software Engineer System Support Products, Inc. +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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