[TUHS] TUHS Digest, Vol 42, Issue 1
lyricalnanoha at dosius.ath.cx
Fri Oct 5 14:07:23 AEST 2007
On Thu, 4 Oct 2007, Larry McVoy wrote:
> No offense intended, but why waste time on 386 (or even way more time on
> 286)? I can't imagine that anyone has any of those machines anymore.
I've got an Apple //e (65SC02, 1 MHz, 128K RAM).
> And if anyone is so broke that they do and can't afford a newer machine
> I have piles of celeron boxes looking for a home. 300-500mhz with 64-128M
> and probably a broken disk but maybe it works. You pay shipping and they
> are yours. If you are doing interesting work and you are really broke
> I'll pay shipping.
How much? If you've still got a bunch, I might look into it when my next
check comes in. I could use a spare box to throw BSD on for
> But 286? Come on. Let it go, it sucked. I can almost see the point of
> 386 except that nobody has one.
I did a lot of my development work on a 386/25 (upgraded from a 286) but
that was 7 years ago.
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