[rescue] Looking for (this list). Home computers, early PC, etc
ray at arachelian.com
Sun Mar 22 13:05:41 CDT 2009
Phil Stracchino wrote:
> I'm actually questioning, after being reminded of how slow it is,
> whether to even deploy mine for the purpose we've long intended it.
> We'd been planning to use it as a low-footprint kitchen terminal to look
> up recipes etc online and pull up our house recipe book, but the truth
> is I'd have to run an Ethernet cable down for it and it still wouldn't
> do anything a commodity laptop won't do ten times better.
Funnily enough, that's almost exactly the purpose of mine had. I've had
in the kitchen, but not so much for recipes, but as to be able to surf.
It's really too slow a beast for this and has too small a screen
resolution to be useful for surfing, but certainly, it's fine for
reading emails, or keeping recipes.
Still, it's a bit of a collectible, and a kitchen isn't necessarily a
good place for it.
I eventually replaced it with an old winbook XL which is a bit slow at
650MHz, and has a dead battery, but is perfect for surfing. xubuntu
runs just fine on that little beastie.
The Voyager is now in the museum. :-)
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