Mac Setups: Mac Pro and a VT220

Aug 20, 2011 - 8 Comments

Mac Pro and VT220

I’m not sure this qualifies for a traditional Mac setup post but it’s neat enough that it has to be posted. You’re looking at a Mac Pro with an old school VT220 connected to it functioning as a terminal, as you can see it’s working just fine too, running the ‘top’ command to show off the Mac Pro’s stats.

If this strikes your fancy, you can read more about how to set one up yourself on

Just for fun, here’s the workstation minus the VT220 terminal, with just a Mac Pro, Cinema Display, and an iPad. It looks a bit lonely without the VT220:

Mac Pro and iPad workstation

And a closeup of the Vt220:

VT220 Mac Terminal

This isn’t the first Tumblr employee setup we’ve posted either, something about their service just breeds cool offices and nice Mac setups with great hardware.

Thanks for sending this in Dave


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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac Setups


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  1. roo says:

    Err, mac display, didn’t look close enough at the screen.

  2. roo says:

    There is an LK201 on the first picture in front of the iMac..

  3. qka says:

    It’s not a VT220 without the LK201 keyboard.

  4. James says:

    Someone’s got too much *clap clap* time on their hands!

    @Thomas – Great reference! LOL Shall we play a game?

  5. Thomas says:

    Looks perfect for a game of global thermonuclear war.

  6. qmcswret says:

    jj says:
    August 20, 2011 at 9:30 am
    dork setup

    I guess you told him, huh?

  7. Thomas says:

    I can well remember the VT220 and the earlier VT models.

  8. jj says:

    dork setup

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