10 year rule

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Wed Nov 17 21:00:24 2004

Zane H. Healy wrote:

>> a little Soekris firewall. But when this 320 and its flat panel came
>> available, I jumped on it without a second thought. I'm not very sure
>> what I'm gonna do with a Windows box, but I'm sure I'll think of
>> something.
>> Now I just wish I could afford the ~$300USD for a DVI multilink
>> adapter for this 1600SW.
>> Anyhow, the point is that since it's not 10 years old, and it only
>> runs Windows, it's not "classic" by the conventions of this group. It
>> *is* a major departure from commodity PC hardware, though, it is
>> fairly uncommon, and I wouldn't blush a bit about discussing it on
>> this list.
> Actually I think it *almost* falls under the "really cool hardware"
> exemption, by virtue of the 1600SW panel. :^) I *so* want one of those
> for my o2/270! The problem is I can't justify the cost of buying one on
> ePay.

   Man, this thing is a close runner-up to an Apple Cinema Display for
color and crispness. Since I don't *have* a cinema display (or a
thousand clams to get one) I'm very seriously considering a MultiLink
adapter. My current tube is a SGI GDM-4011P, and the flat-panel makes
it look like cheap Sampo junk.

> Besides, from the PC HW point they actually do sound like interesting
> systems.

   It really is. It's got Win2K Pro on it, with 2x 450MHz P-IIs, 512MB,
the A/V modules, and a Cheetah 50GB LVD disk. As soon as I get the
Cygwin tools built, I expect it to approximate a useful system. ;)

Received on Wed Nov 17 2004 - 21:00:24 GMT

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