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Re: free software mini pc

On Fri, 17 Feb 2012 04:16:09 +1100
Andrew McGlashan <andrew.mcglashan@affinityvision.com.au> wrote:

> I had some small ARM machines which worked very well on Lenny, but
> In history, I remember a P133 machine being "quite powerful" and it
> was at the time, 

I had one of the first ARM computers, an Acorn Archimedes running a 4MHz
(!) ARM1 with half a meg of RAM. I remember upgrading to a 12MHz ARM3
and being rather impressed, and also upgrading the RAM to 4MB and
installing a 40MB (yes, 'megabyte') MFM hard drive. The joy of escaping
from floppies! Mind you, the OS was in ROM, so you had the desktop up
within two or three seconds of power-on.

In its 4MHz incarnation, it was (briefly) the fastest PC around,
beating the 16MHz 386 machines of the day.


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