Old laptops as cheap terminals (was Re: Old Macs = cheap terminals)

From: Ethan Dicks <ethan_dicks_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu Jun 8 14:53:59 2000

--- "Zane H. Healy" <healyzh_at_aracnet.com> wrote:
> Another good solution for the terminally challenged is
> *old* laptops, also a good solution when space is a big problem. The only
> real use I keep my ancient Twinhead 386sx laptop around for is to use as a
> terminal when nothing else is handy...

I bought an ancient Zenith XT laptop (dual 720K floppies) for $10 at a local
box shop explicity for a terminal. I have a DOS 3.3 boot disk in it with
Kermit, and away I go. If I could lay my hands on a cheap Xircom PE3 (no
flames, please), I'd use the laptop as an IP "terminal", too (for the
Kermit-ly challenged, modern versions contain an IP stack; just add packet
driver; that's how my Commodore Colt is on my network).


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