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Re: debian-trivia

On Sun, Jan 05, 2003 at 08:45:38AM -0800, Josh Narins wrote:
> Does anyone know the oldest piece of machinery, still
> pingable, running Debian? What about not pingable?
> How about the least expensive machine, in real or
> nominal terms, ever/still running Debian?

How about this one:
pingwin:~# uname -a
Linux pingwin 2.0.34 #2 Tue Aug 25 16:01:09 CEST 1998 i486 unknown
pingwin:~# uptime
  9:08pm  up 83 days,  5:54,  1 user,  load average: 1.00, 1.00, 1.00
pingwin:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
cpu             : 486
model           : unknown
vendor_id       : unknown
stepping        : unknown
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid           : no
wp              : yes
flags           :
bogomips        : 24.99
pingwin:~# cat /proc/meminfo
        total:    used:    free:  shared: buffers:  cached:
Mem:  15249408 14843904   405504  8904704  5492736  4931584

It's 486DX 50 MHz, 16 MB RAM in oldest (short) SIMMs and a motherboard with
EISA slots. It used to have MDA graphics card and a special monitor,
but some time ago I've switched to a cheapo Trident 512K SVGA, because
of a lack of space for additional monitor in the rack (yes, the case
is rack-mounted).

It's running Debian slink, and currently is only busy with distributed.net
client, samba and ftp server, but in the past also acted as a printer
and mailing lists server.


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