[TriLUG] why run open source OS on oddball old hardware? (LONGDIATRIBE)
thunderbear at yonderway.com
Thu Jun 20 12:42:12 EDT 2002
On Thu, 2002-06-20 at 12:33, William W. Ward wrote:
> Would an Apple PowerMac 7100 qualify as "different" enough for a non-x86
> install (non)event?
Absolutely! I have some of these too.
That box sounds like a challenge, BTW. I don't know if there are any
distros that claim to work on it or not.
> Otherwise, what are the most physically large computers that some variant of
> Linux has been adapted to that you've bought on E-bay, scrounged from
> salvage or been gifted as part of a corporate cleanout? Any of them with
> the requisite blinky lights in quantity?
Hmmm I don't have any VAXen yet. Though I have this dorm fridge that
isn't earning its keep and would make a heck of a chassis for an
overclocked dual processor machine with lots of 15KRPM drives (better
cooling through freon)
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