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

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Wed Feb 27 22:25:31 CST 2013

On 27 Feb 2013, at 23:19, William Barnett-Lewis <wlewisiii at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

Plan 9 runs on it?  Nice!

> 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
> with

Yup. ;)

> 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.

If you have a key, I can get you an ISO image.  I'm more fond of NT 4 myself

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