[rescue] analog routers...
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Tue Aug 26 21:00:05 CDT 2003
On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 02:05:08AM -0400, Michael Schiller wrote:
> I forget the name of it, PC Weasel, or PC Rabbit, or something like
> that. It's a 'graphics' that has a serial port rather than a monitor
> port, so the machine thinks it has a VGA card plugged in, but in
> reality it's a serial connection to either a terminal, or term server.
> I've never used one of these, but they sound like they're the perfect
> thing for somebody stuck using x86 machines.
I've seen them. They work "sorta", but its still PC BIOS, which is the
other bad thing.
Still, if you have a ton of x86 equipment, it can be a lot easier to
handle them with one of these cards.
I never got to play with it more than a few minutes though, and didn't
talk to the guys in the server room about any long-term issues.
I really would like to hear from someone who has used them extensively.
> I still can't get out of my head the Amiga program (was it CrossDOS?)
> that was a PC emulator, and it's screen (process) name was 'PylaCrap'
> Whenever somebody talks about a 'PC' that's all I can think of! :)
I had a PC emulation on an Atari ST once. Ick.
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