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

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Thu Jan 31 07:26:10 2002

--- Julius Sridhar <> wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Cameron Kaiser wrote:
> > > My smallest UNIX box right now is my TI-92 calculator.
> >
> > Explain explain explain!
> Well, it's a tiny little calculator based on a 10 MHz 68000 and 188KB of
> RAM, and 320 KB Flash ROM. It has a QWERTY keyboard and a 240X180 (?)
> screen. Check out and look under TI-92+.

Looks way cool. The 68000 is one of my favorite chips, too. The
bad news is the price... I just looked up several auctions on ePay
and find that they auction for more than my iOpener or my Audrey. :-(

Still... if I ever run across one for under $100 (hah!), I'll probably
pick it up and throw UNIX on it.

With that tiny screen, can you still play rogue on it? NetHack? I'd
throw a Z-machine interpreter on it if there were enough room... Zork
anyone? (I suppose one could port a Z-machine interpreter to assembler;
the data files start around 90KB for the oldest Infocom games - that
begs the question, though: does it have a RAM disk with a filesystem?)


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Received on Thu Jan 31 2002 - 07:26:10 GMT

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