[rescue] OS Thoughts (Was Re: Transplanting a Sun Fire V210 motherboard - PSU requirements?)

William Barnett-Lewis wlewisiii at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 22:19:25 CST 2013

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 9:50 PM,  <rescue-request at sunhelp.org> wrote:

Some interesting thoughts on OS design.

I've been pondering getting a Raspberry Pi mainly to play with various
OS's that are on it (swap out a SD chip, have a new world). One
project that I'd like to try is stripping down the linux distro to the
minimum so that all it is is the FEP for a copy of Brad Parker's CADR
lisp machine emulator. While it will hardly be fast by today's
standards, I'd bet it would still put an LM-2 to shame :)

I'm also amused by the fact that Plan 9 runs on it. That would be
interesting to play with as well.

Porting Minix to it would probably be beyond my skill set though I
could see trying simply because of it has an interesting architecture
that could work well on that system.

Last but not least, a copy of SIMH, or perhaps Hercules, and all kinds
of things long forgotten in a windows world become available to play

So many potential toys, so little money to play with :(

Oh, for my money, Win2K was the best of the bunch so far. Wish my last
CD of it hadn't died, I'd still rather run it for W32 software.
Live like you will never die, love like you've never been hurt, dance
like no-one is watching.
                Alex White

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