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Has the Rainbow been dropped? [message #117173] Mon, 23 September 2013 16:02 Go to next message
drw is currently offline  drw
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As I was half listening during the CBS Morining News (2/13/85),
amid the finanicial news they had a one-liner about DEC having 
dropped the Rainbow pc line.  Anybody know what's going on? Last 
thing I had heard was that DEC had big plans for the Rainbow for 
Vax workstations and stuff like that.
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Re: Has the Rainbow been dropped? [message #117184 is a reply to message #117173] Mon, 23 September 2013 16:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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According to the most recent Computerworld, DEC has dropped production 
of the Rainbow.  The article stated that DEC has a large number of them 
in stock, and will try to run the stock out.  The article also stated
that while the production run of Rainbows has stopped, it could always 
be restarted.

Jeff Edelheit
(edelheit@mitre)
Re: Has the Rainbow been dropped? [message #118379 is a reply to message #117173] Tue, 24 September 2013 14:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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 >  According to the most recent Computerworld, DEC has dropped production 
 >  of the Rainbow.  The article stated that DEC has a large number of them 
 >  in stock, and will try to run the stock out.  The article also stated
 >  that while the production run of Rainbows has stopped, it could always 
 >  be restarted.
 >  
 >  Jeff Edelheit
 >  (edelheit@mitre)

  The "official" word that I got internally (within DEC, not intra-
  dermally) is that DEC has not dropped production of the Rainbow
  but is re-fitting the Rainbow production facility to produce some-
  thing else.  I also heard that DEC should be announcing new features
  and upgrades for the Rainbow within the next month.  Where these
  things will be produced is what I don't know.



 			    Ken Dellinger  
			    Digital Equipment Corporation
			    9570 S.W. Barbur Blvd.
			    Portland, OR  97219


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Ken - The words I am now hearing indicate that the production of the 
"original" Rainbow has stopped, but a new version that is compatible with the
IBM-PC will soon be announced (released, shipped?).  The statement was that
the new version would also support CP/M-86 and supposedly be compatible with
the original machine.

I guess it goes to show that you can't trust Computerworld.

Jeff Edelheit
(edelheit@mitre)
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