[sf-lug] Found an Asentia J10

Bobbie Sellers bliss at sfo.com
Thu May 20 15:13:28 PDT 2010

On 05/20/2010 02:12 PM, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Bobbie Sellers (bliss at sfo.com):
>>      1) can an old version of Linux be installed on this mess?
> It could, but:  (1) What would you do with a machine having only 8 MB of
> RAM?  (2) A machine based on a P75 CPU (Intel model P54C) would have
> been sold around 1995.  It's now 15 years old.  That means it's probably
> fragile and near death, _and_ any spare parts for it, including 16 MB
> SIMMS for the 66 MHz front-side bus, are specialty items.
> C'mon, man, be serious.  It's a dodo.  Let it die.

     Well I would like to feel that way myself but I don't.
I get a kick from playing with  these old systems which
someone might be able to use for e-mail and word processing
and light weight browsing.

     But the system it was built to run is unsupported in
any fashion.  You know which company built that OS.

     As for the age certainly you are correct about that
but in a Third World Nation they would be happy to
see this.
     There is no dying, there is recycling to the extreme.

     And from my other mailing list I have at least
two useful suggestions.
     Gotta go thank my Norwegian friend.

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