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February 1, 1987

TELEVIDEO PLUNGES INTO UNIX WITH TELENIX WORKSTATION

By CBR Staff Writer

Televideo Systems Inc has adopted Microport’s roster of Unix implementations for its first major entry into the Unix market, the 80386-based Telenix-386 and the 80286-based Telenix 286-1 and -2. The machines provide three operating options, System V/AT, MS-DOS; or Merge 286 and Merge 386, which run Unix and MS-DOS tasks concurrently and support up to eight users. The 80386 machine uses the 16MHz version of the part, and supports up to 16 users. It comes with 2Mb to 16Mb of RAM, 40Mb or 71Mb disk and 60Mb streaming tape, and eight slots, costing $8,000 to $15,000 according to configuration and set for the second quarter. The other two – eight-user – machines use an 8MHz 80286 and the Model 1 comes with 1Mb CPU, 40Mb disk and five slots for $6,000 for $5,995; the Model 2 with 2Mb CPU, 71Mb disk and eight slots for $8,995; both also include a 1.2Mb floppy; first US ships this quarter. Televideo paid just under $10m last year for a minority stake in Microport Systems.

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