[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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