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VAXectomy definition

/vak-sek't*-mee/ (By analogy with "vasectomy") Removal of a VAX. DEC's Microvaxen, especially, are much slower than newer RISC-based workstations such as the SPARC. Thus, if one knows one has a replacement coming, VAX removal can be cause for celebration.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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