Re: Curious on 68k uses
In the first place, I was curious about seeing Linux on a Mac, and what
applications may run comfortably on such an old box. I can't say much
about server apps, beeing a non-programmer folk, save that Boa seems to
be quite snappy on static pages. I gave away my Intel PII box, so I
currently use my Quadra 630 as a basic Internet station
(mutt-procmail-fetchmail, links, emacs) with some ipchains rules and an
ssh server. I write articles in html format, as docbook-xml is definitly
too sluggish to load. Writing articles is my bread and butter and I use
this machine say 30% of my time for this purpose.
In the future, when I buy a new PC, I hope to set up a print server
(BTW, if anyone succeded with a HP520 printer, I might be interested in
your /etc/printcap and serial port setup) and a scanner server, with sane.
Was it a Shrödinger's cat?
Dana Sibera wrote:
I do hope this isn't an out-of-place question, however curiosity's
gotten the better of me
As users of 68k hardware, in that realm we're not among the users of
the speediest machines hardware-wise (OS efficiency is something else
entirely!), what do y'all actually -do- with your
amiga/atari/mac/vmebus/etc boxes? Is it a
learn-linux-on-a-spare-machine thing, a hobby, some solid 'real work'
that you do?
dana (...it wasn't permanently fatal for the cat)
unnaturally hosted on a Q605,
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