OffTopic: Is the PowerBook 145d anygood?

David A. Gatwood dgatwood at
Wed Nov 10 15:14:36 EST 1999

On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Doomsday Machine wrote:

> Well, besides it being completely off topic, the 145b is seriously
> outdated.  It's fine for wordprocessing (I guess) but not much else.  I
> guess if you really wanted to, you could probably load mklinux on it,

Umm... MkLinux only works on PPC machines.  That's a 68k.  Can run NetBSD,

> but that would be some work, cause it doesn't have a cdrom, and I don't
> know if it can get ethernet hookups.

Not unless you happen to find one of the old Cabletron Ethernet to SCSI
adapters.  Asante's aren't supported under *BSD for usual corporate


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