[rescue] Perverse Question

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Mon Jun 9 14:20:28 CDT 2003

On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:

> I often use the lunchbox machines as firewalls, although traditionally
> I've used sun4c machines (IPC/IPX).  I've got an LX now and have
> been thinking of trying to see if it can handle playing music...
> I wonder if the 50Mhz Microsparc is up to it... =)

MP3s will be a stretch.  I don't know if there's enough umph in that
MicroSPARC to decode MP3s in realtime.  Keep in mind that a 50MHz
MicroSPARC is about as powerful as a 486DX at between 80 and 100MHz.

> However, because it uses the ISDN audio, the BSDs are out.
> Supposedly Linux supports it now, and Solaris definitely does...

Yeah, and Solaris 2.x on an LX hurts.  BTDT.  It's not so bad over the
network, but at the console, ouch.

Jonathan Patschke   )  "Leave your lawsuits at home.  I have guns."
Elgin, TX          (                      --"Kountry" Mike Lundgren

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