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A > ADDS > Mentor 2000


This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the ADDS Mentor 2000 computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message!

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Saturday 1st April 2017
Mark (United States)

I worked at EDP in Sheffield and then Milton Keynes from about 1986 to 1989. I worked for Alan Lees who is mentioned in another post. I repaired all the various ADDS systems supplied and eventually supervised the repair center eventually...

I loved programming in PICK. Nothing else like it. Taught me about data structures and objects long before that was even a thing, it just made sense.

Wednesday 18th December 2013
Francis Palacios (Valencia, SPAIN)

I was the Technical Director of the Spain reseller for ADDS Computers since 1985 to 1992. In summer of 1986 I meet with an Engineer from EDP U.K called Alan Lees at Lisboa (Portugal) for the M2500 training course.This M2500 system was an excellent computer, very noble and powerful. I can say that M2500 was the best system for Pick O.S. in 80´s decade at Spain. Around 1990 were substituted by NCR/AT$T Tower 200,400 y 600 series with the name Mentor 6000 series. Same hardware but different O.S. Unix for Tower an Pick for mentor.
M2500 brings back good memories, unfortunately disappeared, however I keep an old M6000 that I´m sure that will startup. Regards.

Saturday 25th May 2013
Ronald Loui (Springfield, IL)

ADDS Mentor was a joy to work with $ Pick OS was revised and was fast. The late, great Eugene Nathan Johnson was a fan. Prime took the fun away too soon thereafter, but the Mentor was always the sweet one. Standing next to the "fridge" with terminal on top was a happy working height. I remember this was a good looking box in black matte. I''d love to have one to play with again.

Wednesday 22nd December 2010
Jeff Nisler (Long Island,NY / USA)

In 1980, I was the principle software engineer at ADDS responsible for the porting project that became MENTOR - the prototypes were called Epsilon, I have 1 of 6 that were made with all the original engineering documents and source code (hasn''t seen power for about 20 years) - the Mentor was soon numbered the 4000 as smaller and larger configurations were offered (3000, 5000, 6000). I had left for Altos before they did the later Mentors. Sorry to hear Neil''s has died (and what a way to go).

Sunday 15th August 2010

I found lots of these computers in an abandoned house basment, it was really weired to see! I took one home plugged it in and the powersuppliy blow lol, still kept it though.

Tuesday 1st June 2010
Neil Boulton (Lichfield, United Kingdom)

Just found this site again, forgot I had sent these pictures in a while ago!

Well the M2000 has finally gone to heaven. About a year ago there was a significant fire in the garage where it lived (it didnt cause it though!) and everything including the garage was gutted.

It had stopped working a while beforehand, but I couldnt permit myself to throw it out because it couldnt have been fixed.

Glad to see its still alive on here though.
Thanks, and keep up the good work!

Kind Regards,
Neil Boulton.

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