[CentOS] Re: Curmudgeoning (was Re: Problems with writing, Dual Layer DVD)

David G. Miller dave at davenjudy.org
Fri Aug 29 14:24:41 UTC 2008


Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com> wrote:

> on 8-28-2008 4:15 PM William L. Maltby spake the following:
>> > On Thu, 2008-08-28 at 15:50 -0700, Scott Silva wrote:
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>>> >> I have motherboards in my garage older than you! ;-D
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>> > PIKER! I've mobos still running (when I fire 'em up). Although I'm
>> > seriously considering ditching the 386SX with Win 3.11. Don't find any
>> > reason to fire it up anymore.
>> > 
>> > Hell, even at my age I've got more memory left than it ever had!  :-))
>> > 
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> I don't think I kept anything lower than a 486. You never know if you might 
> need it!
>   
One of my projects of the moment is to get rid of all of the old 
motherboards and systems in my basement.  I'm thinking I'll keep one 
working system/MB that has ISA slots.  Not sure which one yet but 
probably either the Pentium or a K6/2 550Mhz.  I've got W2K running in a 
qemu virtual machine on my current desktop so I'm guessing I can get any 
older versions of Windows working if I have to.  I just can't virtualize 
an ISA slot if the need arises.

A few things hanging around the basement I *won't* part with though as 
part of this clean up:

- A still shrink wrapped copy of Windows/386 (media is 5.25 inch floppies)
- A true blue (IBM logo) PC-AT (6 MHz 80286) with a full height 30MB 
hard drive and 1MB of RAM, DOS 3.3.

Also, I've still got at least one punch card from my college days (Ohio 
State in the late '70s).  I usually hang it on my cubicle wall when I'm 
working a regular gig.  Most of the kids have never seen one before.

Cheers,
Dave

-- 
Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
-- Ambrose Bierce



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