SCO Open Desktop (was Re: Interesting find today!)

From: Chad Fernandez <>
Date: Sat Dec 29 01:58:44 2001

If I can find a scsi Qic24 tape drive, I plan on installing Open Desktop
on my IBM Model 80 with Reply Powerboard and Kingston Turbochip. It
runs Win98 fast enough. I suspect it'll run Unix just fine. I've got a
Future Domain SCSI card OEMed for IBM, that is supported, and a
Micropolis 4.3 gig SCSI drive. Hopefully someone on the list will dig
up a tape drive for me that I can put into my PS/2 external SCSI case.

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA

Frank McConnell wrote:
> Open Desktop is a SCO/Motif flavored X GUI. If you really want to use
> the GUI stuff, give it more oomph than Wollongong did: it was
> painfully slow on that Compaq. Along about 1995 the system was being
> used more for testing a "SCO ANSI" terminal emulation and I worked out
> how to make it not start X on boot, and it continued running that way
> (off in a corner with almost no attention) until April 1999 when
> Attachmate shut down the former Wollongong offices.
> -Frank McConnell
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