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

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de>
Date: Fri Jun 9 04:05:16 2000

> >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
> Don't you need a bidirectional port for the PE3? I have a few of them and
> have never tried them on xtclass boxen for that reason.
> What I'd like to find is a driver for that that works under win95, nt4,
> linux or Minix. the ones I have are dos, win3.x and maybe OS/2 V??.

Exactly what Julian Stacey did at VCFe for his NS32032 system.
AFAIR he's always using old DOS laptops as terminals for his unix boxes.


BTW: Herbert Kramer has put up some Lomos of VCFe 1.0

VCF Europa 2.0 am 28./29. April 2001 in Muenchen
Received on Fri Jun 09 2000 - 04:05:16 BST

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