First post, by Caluser2000
There seems to be some interest in *nix and *nix like systems so I thought I'd start a thread about it. The intention of this thread is to discuss old *nix which include so called "real" UNIX systems,*BSDs, Linux, Xinix, Minix, QNX and and other *nix work alike software and systems. I know this forum is predominantly x86 which covers Solaris, OSX, Linux etc, but it'd be nice to see what other *nix systems folk used, had in the past or have stashed away in their basements. And maybe some pictures of these setups.
My experience has been using Linux at home, so I would in no way be called an expert. I curious about operating systems and there hardware in general.While I was testing old hard drives I came across an old hard drive with Tuto Linux 6.0 Server from 1999.. Limited PnP support, mainly video and NIC set up. Based on a my P200mmx test rig, which has around 256 MB of ram, IDE 4 gig Bigfoot HDD, IDE HP CD writer, 3.5" FDD, RTL8139D Genius PCI NIC, SIS PCI SVGA card with 8 MB VRAM connected to my recently repaired Transonic 16.5" LCD TV which I use for testing various systems and last but not least a Genius keyboard I bought about 12 years ago. Oh and the AT 200 watt PSU is out of a 486 from about '93. Around half a dozen legacy sound cards are supported by this OS. I guess being to perform as a server that wasn't a priority. I'll be interesting to have a look at the Workstation version. USB support is zero. Basically a clean install with a bit of desktop customizing and web browser upgraded from Netscape Communicator 4.75 to Opera 9.27 using some random ftp server online. Surprising enough NS was able to post and upload images to vogons.org, so kudos to the site creators.
Anyway over to you ladies and gents on your *nix experience and thanks for participating. Before I go here's what a 20 year old *nix desktop can look like with about 10 minutes effort:
Ratty old set up(click on it to flip):
There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉