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Topic: Linux Mint
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PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:54 pm   Subject: Linux Mint
Looking at these; https://wiki.netbsd.org/ports/i386/ , https://www.freebsd.org/platforms/i386.html

Hope you don't expect a GUI with those....

I'd strongly recommend you stick with puppy if you ...
Topic: Linux Mint
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PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:45 am   Subject: Linux Mint
Thinking of finding something for my IBM 486 DX-100.

Stick with Puppy or DSL. Newer distros have to be heavily modified to work with hardware that old (and most GUI's really drag them down)

FWI ...
Topic: Compaq Portable 286 PSU?
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PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:44 pm   Subject: Re: Compaq Portable 286 PSU?
I plugged in a Compaq portable 286 and when I turned it on there was a loud bang, followed by a lot of reddish smoke. Turned out a tantalum detonated.

I gather this was in the P/S section? Any ide ...
Topic: This place is still around after all these years
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PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:44 am   Subject: This place is still around after all these years
What's vcfed?

Vintage Computer Federation

http://www.vcfed.org/forum/forum.php
Topic: This place is still around after all these years
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PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:24 pm   Subject: This place is still around after all these years
...but I don't think it'll happen with vcfed and VOGONs around, not unless somebody puts some serious work into this place to make it more appealing. The only way I see that happening is by creating c ...
Topic: What was the last laptop offered with monochrome?
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PostForum: Single Core   Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:52 am   Subject: What was the last laptop offered with monochrome?
Had a Compaq Portable LTE 4/25 with mono-vga. Still have it somewhere. But some "more-recent" TI Travelmates (486-DX2-50/66) may have had it as well. I'd suspect it'd be a rare thing to ...
Topic: More RAM
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PostForum: Single Core   Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 1:15 pm   Subject: More RAM
Yep, even running "low-end" distros of Linux benefit from more RAM. Tried running DSL with the recommended 16MB of RAM on a 486/66. Driveswap was almost constant. Upgraded to 24MB and the ...
Topic: Restoring my XT
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PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:58 pm   Subject: Restoring my XT
You may also want to look at this:

http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/5150/problems/5150_known_problems_issues.htm

Specifically the part under "Hard disk drive"
Topic: Restoring my XT
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PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:40 pm   Subject: Re: Restoring my XT
Yes, that is the type of card I was thinking of, thanks for the link.

Realize they only offer the PWB. From the page:

https://www.lo-tech.co.uk/product/xt-cf-lite-rev-2-pcb/

"This pro ...
Topic: Restoring my XT
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PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:49 am   Subject: Re: Restoring my XT
An alternative I found would be one of those CF adapters that plug into an 8-bit slot. I could then use it as a hard drive. Any recommendations?

You mean this?:

https://www.lo-tech.co.uk/wiki/X ...
Topic: A compaq portable III 286
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PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:17 am   Subject: A compaq portable III 286
Almost all early Compaqs used "Softpaqs" (setup floppies). It's still available from Compaq/HP's website (FTP). As for the FDD, you'd somehow need to change the format in the setup with th ...
Topic: Any standalone animated GIF playback program for DOS/Win3.1?
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PostForum: Single Core   Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:53 am   Subject: Any standalone animated GIF playback program for DOS/Win3.1?
Since IrfanView tends to work in "modern-day" systems, it's possible an earlier version that works on Win3.1 (with Win32s) may work:

http://www.win31.de/esoft.htm
Topic: Hello all! May I ask...?
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PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:59 am   Subject: Hello all! May I ask...?
First, if the goal here is to recover data from floppies, it should just be a matter of a few bucks (and less struggle) to find a working old machine (say PII class) which would support a 5.25" F ...
Topic: PRESS ESC TO RESUME ?
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PostForum: Single Core   Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:09 am   Subject: PRESS ESC TO RESUME ?
Walter,

I'm on a Dell OptiPlex GX110 (same CPU{866MHz}/RAM{512MB} as your machine) and don't have much problem with speed on XP (nLited version). It's a much more modern OS than WinME and doesn't ...
Topic: Internet must be trying to drive last nail in the coffin 9x
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PostForum: Single Core   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:31 am   Subject: Internet must be trying to drive last nail in the coffin 9x
Also, older versions of Opera (that work with Win9x) have a "one-button" off switch for images. Think the last version that worked was 10.x (but don't quote me on that)

UPDATE:

http:/ ...
 

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