Data General

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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 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.