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About a year ago ~cptlfrghtr mentioned his belief that DEC was the real-world equivalent of Aperture Science, due to similar graphic design aesthetics and a shared penchant for sanity-bending amounts of whimsy and SCIENCE. To say nothing of their face-slappingly poor marketing and apparently nonexistent self-preservation instincts.

In case it isn't obvious (and it isn't), we have:
-LINC-tan as Chell (They're quiet, fed up with everything and everyone around them and attempting to escape the veritable echo-chamber of madness in which they are being held captive).
-SAGE-tan as GLaDOS (Lonely, tsundere, inexplicably-alive Mission-Control-Off-Their-Meds who love nothing more than relentlessly tormenting those smaller and weaker than themselves. They also suffer chronic Bird Problems).
-PDP-1-tan as a Turret (Small, adorable, saccharine-voiced killing machines).
-PDP-8-tan as Wheatley (Affable, chatty moron's morons who operate on sheer moxie and luck alone).
-Whirlwind as Caroline (Married to science. Not married to the idea of being experimented on in the name of science. They died for our awful, homicidal supercomputers; it probably wasn't worth it.)
-Ken Olsen as Cave Johnson (Personable scientist-CEOs with serious business management and common-sense issues)

Granted, SAGE, Whirlwind and LINC-tan aren't actual DEC OS-tans (or a native DEC OS-tan, in the case of LINC), but given their connections to DEC and personalities / roles in the OS-tan universe, they fit here.

The personality cores "buns", cable "ribbons" and broken lens (and glasses) were added to SAGEDOS to make her more SAGEy looking. LINChell is wearing a labcoat because that's kind of her thing. Wheatley!PDP-8-tan and Turret!PDP-1-tan would be more distinguishable in color, since I intend for them to reflect their characters' orange and light blue color schemes, respectively.




…Waaaaaait, wouldn't this make IBM Black Mesa?
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Samantha-WrightHobbyist Interface Designer
This completely destroys Alice's PDP-11. In a good way.
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BellaCieloHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad I managed to destroy something in a good way for once!

Not gonna lie, there are probably more OS-tan x Portal fanarts waiting in the wings. It seems inevitable given my fondness for OS-tans, Portal fanart and creating borderline-nonsensical crossovers that only, like, three other people will actually understand.
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Samantha-WrightHobbyist Interface Designer
It had to happen (for science) sooner or later.
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Who would be Space Core?
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BellaCieloHobbyist Digital Artist
It's been mentioned on OSC, but: probably Apollo Guidance Computer-tan. If you wanna keep things strictly DEC-tan-related, then PDP-16-tan.
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Ken Olsen here.  Who wants to make five dollars?
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This is the ultimate comment, I can't even formulate a response for it! 
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