Small UNIX boxes (was RE: Netscape (was Re: PayPal = payola?))

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Wed Jan 30 12:58:04 2002

On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> My smallest UNIX boxes are either my PS/2 model E (the size of a
> single volume of an encyclopaedia w/2.5" hard disk, 1 ISA slot and a
> quad- PCMCIA adapter) or one of my keyboard PCs (a 5"x5" main board,
> with a 2.5" HD and laptop floppy, built-in NE2K NIC, stashed in a
> 2"-tall metal frame that is bolted to a standard-sized 101 key
> keyboard). Both are running RedHat.

Do bare SBC computers count? I had a link to one guy who set up a computer
the size of a matchbox, and one the size of a 72 pin SIMM. Both ran Linux
and the Apache webserver.

> The PS/2-E does *not* have the LCD monitor that came with it
> originally, but at least it was only $15 when I got it. If a monitor
> is "required" to complete the system, I would have to say that I
> typically used it with a Compaq Aero laptop - a sub-notebook about 40%
> the size of the PS/2-E - and Kermit on a serial line for a console,
> not a keyboard and tube.

I've got a Contura Aero myself, tho slightly upgraded since it was bought
from Compaq. Mine currently has 20MB of ram and 4GB of hard drive. It
originally came with 4MB of ram and 80MB of hard drive. You would not
believe the pain and suffering that was involved in getting a non-dos os
installed on the thing.

If someone has a Contura Aero 4/33C or parts for the Contura Aero line
they want to get rid of sometime, send me an email. I've always wanted to
add a 4/33C to my collection of unusual systems.

Received on Wed Jan 30 2002 - 12:58:04 GMT

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