I recently got some old diskettes, and sure enough I was lucky to find this gem a ‘virus free’ disk, the Team Computing demo disk.
So naturally it’s MS-DOS based, as that is all that was left in the early 1990’s.
And it’s chock full of vintage networking pitches, as Digital was trying desperatly to get people to buy their Enterprise software for being that all in one of file/print sharing, email and business process automation.
And of course it touts over and over again ‘open standards’ although I’m suspecting none of them really are that open, nor surviving.
Did it go anywhere? Did anyone actually use it?
It sounds like a somewhat useful all in one thing that I’m sure cost far far far too much money. And of course, in 1997 there was Microsoft Exchange 5.5 which basically killed everything.
I’ve only found a copy of Pathworks 7.1a on Ebay many many years ago, which I’ve used to get Windows NT onto Hecnet. That’s as much ‘Digitial for Windows’ software as I’ve used.
For anyone so inclined, you can download the demo files teamlinks.zip
Anyways, long story short, after hauling it around Financial District, and Times Square, it’s now safe and installing Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server.
It’s got a single 5/500 CPU, along with 256MB of ram, and 2x 36gig disks. I’ll have to check to see if I have any ram that’ll fit it. I may very well turn it into a public access thing too….. But we’ll see.
Well I just found out about a “DEC Legacy Event” being held in the UK. Sadly I already booked tickets to the UK *this* month not the correct one… But then who knows… 😉
From the site:
The DEC Legacy Event that will take place on the 17th & 18th April 2010 in Windermere, UK.
The purpose of the event is to bring together people with an interest in the company Digital Equipment Corporation and their legacy of hardware, software and ethos. There will be both vintage DEC computer hardware and software and more recent HP hardware and software being demonstrated at the event.
I suppose this would have been the place to get some win terminals going, and have multi-user access into a VMS system running on SIMH on an Alpha…
At any rate they promise to upload video from the aftermath, and they’ve got up some interesting promo pics