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'''Data General''' (often abbreviated as '''DG''') was one of the leading second-generation [[minicomputer]] manufacturers, which was founded in 1968 by several alumni of [[Digital Equipment Corporation|DEC]], who allegedly left DEC in part because DEC management rejected their design for what became the [[PDP-11]].
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'''Data General''' (often abbreviated as '''DG''') was one of the leading second-generation [[minicomputer]] manufacturers; it was founded in 1968 by several alumni of [[Digital Equipment Corporation|DEC]], who allegedly left DEC in part because DEC management rejected their design for what became the [[PDP-11]].
  
 
Their first product was the [[Data General Nova]], a 16-bit minicomputer, which went through several generations, including the [[Data General Nova 3]].
 
Their first product was the [[Data General Nova]], a 16-bit minicomputer, which went through several generations, including the [[Data General Nova 3]].
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DG then stepped up to 32-bit machines with the [[Data General Eclipse MV/8000]], which was a success, but a little too late for DG, which was about to be overtaken by the rise of [[microcomputer]]s.
 
DG then stepped up to 32-bit machines with the [[Data General Eclipse MV/8000]], which was a success, but a little too late for DG, which was about to be overtaken by the rise of [[microcomputer]]s.
  
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Latest revision as of 18:55, 18 December 2018

Data General (often abbreviated as DG) was one of the leading second-generation minicomputer manufacturers; it was founded in 1968 by several alumni of DEC, who allegedly left DEC in part because DEC management rejected their design for what became the PDP-11.

Their first product was the Data General Nova, a 16-bit minicomputer, which went through several generations, including the Data General Nova 3.

It was followed by the Data General Eclipse, another 16-bit machine, very similar to the Nova, but one which had memory management.

DG then stepped up to 32-bit machines with the Data General Eclipse MV/8000, which was a success, but a little too late for DG, which was about to be overtaken by the rise of microcomputers.