[rescue] Amiga videos online for your enjoyment
lionel4287 at verizon.net
Wed May 23 14:47:07 CDT 2007
>From: John Floren <slawmaster at gmail.com>
>Date: 2007/05/23 Wed PM 02:32:30 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Amiga videos online for your enjoyment
>On 5/23/07, Magnus <magnus at yonderway.com> wrote:
>> Ethan O'Toole wrote:
>> > Writing an OS for the PC that isn't Windows or Linux would be more
>> > useful.
>> FreeBSD? NetBSD? OpenBSD? Darwin? OpenSolaris? Haiku? Plan 9? GNU Hurd?
>> I'm sure I'm missing a couple of dozen.
>Syllable. QNX. BeOS. Somebody else can probably come up with another 10.
>You know what would be far better than recreating the Amiga on a PC?
>Porting VMS to PC. Somebody at HP get on that, get them to open up the
>old VAX sources or something.
Heh - I just built up a new desktop machine  and I can only imagine how fast it would seem on it, relative to 10+ year-old VAX/VMS hardware when VMS was in it's prime (I know, it's still in use, blah, blah, but it was very current as recent as 10 years ago)...
 New(ish) Intel MB DG965WH with 6x SATA, 5.1 audio, gigabit Ethernet, INtel 925D (3.0 GHz, 2x 2M cache), 4 Gig RAM (hey, 1 Gig DIMMs were down to $35/each for DDR2-667 1 Gig DIMMs), and 200 Gig SATA HD, along with Intel's latest/greatest Vista Aero-capable integrated video. The whole rig came to $435 ($125 MB, $140 RAM, $85 CPU, $50 HD, $35 DVD burner, $50 Antec NSK44000)...
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