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

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Wed Jan 30 16:49:47 2002

--- Julius Sridhar <> wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> > The PS/2-E does *not* have the LCD monitor that came with it
> > originally...
> Those monitors are getting kinda hard to find.

They always _were_ hard to find... unless you wanted to pay several
times the cost of the computer for them. Tiny passive-scan LCDs
as I recall...

The idea was sound - an ultra-low-power desktop... too bad it's a
386SX-16 w/8Mb of RAM max. :-P I have mine running RedHat, but
it takes an eternity to boot up.

As proof of the value of classic machines, it saw hundreds of hours of
use in 2000 as a faux-router/firewall (with 4 3C589 cards in it).
We used it on our development LAN to similate Cisco hardware (to
a near enough approximation from the application's standpoint - all
it had to do was simulate a secure LAN with several DMZs - no actual
security was required for the proof-of-concept, just reasonable IP
addresses). We _didn't_ go out and buy a duplicate set of hardware
for our play-LAN and saved about $20K. I still got laid-off, though;
so I took my toys and went home!


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Received on Wed Jan 30 2002 - 16:49:47 GMT

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