OffTopic: Is the PowerBook 145d anygood?
David A. Gatwood
dgatwood at mvista.com
Wed Nov 10 15:44:35 EST 1999
On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Doomsday Machine wrote:
> "David A. Gatwood" wrote:
> > 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 outdated.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,
> > though.
> Didn't they have a version of mklinux for 68k? Or maybe that was a link to
> the linux/68k project...oh well, it's been a while since I ran mklinux on my
> 8500 :)
Yeah, that's a linux/68k project link.
> > > 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
> > reasons.
> Yeah. I suppose if you purchased the 145b, you could take out a serial
> port, hardwire an ethernet port to it, write your own drivers...;-)
True, it did have two. If you're really enterprising, you might be able
to go above 56k.... ;-)
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