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by Dodoid
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 70
Views: 1305

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

itsvince725 wrote:Thanks to 68kMLA I am somewhat familiar with the ANS, though I had no idea they could run AIX in addition to A/UX.


ANS is AIX only, A/UX is not PPC compatible. You may be confusing the Apple Network Server with the Apple Workgroup Server (AWS), not to be confused with Amazon Web Services (AWS) :D .
by Dodoid
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase
Replies: 73
Views: 1797

Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase

Yep, can confirm order. PayPal? PM me.
by Dodoid
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: I just discovered SGI's Google+ channel
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: I just discovered SGI's Google+ channel

Geoman wrote:It's somehow tragic, that now they do a brilliant fan-service for the community, SGI is probably going to disappear soon. :cry:


Their last post of this type was in January. I wonder if they've stopped it already.
by Dodoid
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: XP, I made a grave mistake
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: XP, I made a grave mistake

There is a club at my school that I am a member of. They run primarily XP, and everything is always totally screwed. I actually made a custom NLite CD that installs all the weird crap they need and sets up the system on their weird SMB-based network share jumble (their software uses it to communicat...
by Dodoid
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: I just discovered SGI's Google+ channel
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: I just discovered SGI's Google+ channel

I think they had stopped general availability though, didn't they? Only clearance? Also, the graph shows the Octane 2 being discontinued the day the Tezro came out, so it's still wrong :lol: .
by Dodoid
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: I just discovered SGI's Google+ channel
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: I just discovered SGI's Google+ channel

Their twitter is the same. Lots of fun retro stuff there. One time they posted a horrible timeline from Wikipedia which forgot what the Onyx was and claimed that the Crimson succeeded the Indigo and was apparently the same thing as an Onyx and Onyx 2. I replied, and they replied to me. Also, Tezros ...
by Dodoid
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 70
Views: 1305

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

SGI 750 seems quite rare as well. Would love to even see a decent quality picture of one of them. SGIStuff doesn't have a page about it, but according to techpubs and the SGI Press Release Archive on the Internet Archive it was their first Itanium system, predating both the Altix and Prism lines. Br...
by Dodoid
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Hardware is Cheap, Programmers are Expensive
Replies: 22
Views: 523

Re: Hardware is Cheap, Programmers are Expensive

Check out MenuetOS as an example of this. Written by one guy as a hobby project, contains stuff like games, a web browser, transparency support for window themes, and drivers for common hardware. Supports up to 64gb of ram, lots of cores, x64, audio, etc. The entire OS, including all of this, is 1.4...
by Dodoid
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 70
Views: 1305

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

I live in Ottawa! Freezing rain is certainly common. Onyxes are hard to find around here though. There's B&B in Montreal, but right now all the have is a Challenge L and it's fairly priced but not as good as I would like. Maybe someday someone on Nekochan around here will want to get rid of a bi...
by Dodoid
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: SGI O2 Skins
Replies: 18
Views: 325

Re: SGI O2 Skins

An O2+ is just an O2 with a different case and later specs (which were also available in the O2). It even appears as an O2 in hinv.
by Dodoid
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 3022

Re: Turning your back on windows

I don't use Ubuntu either, I just remember when it was like that. I usually go with Debian, except my main laptop which is Qubes.
by Dodoid
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 70
Views: 1305

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Yep. They didn't originally know how powerful the N64 would be (obviously less powerful than an Onyx though) so the developers had to guess. When they finally got the dev hardware (inside Indys, but not using the Indy's hardware) it turned out to be slower than they thought, and they had to quickly ...
by Dodoid
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 3022

Re: Turning your back on windows

I... uhh.. remember when Ubuntu didn't use Unity and it still had Gnome 2! :)
by Dodoid
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 3022

Re: Turning your back on windows

Of course virtualization can have security holes. Holes have been found (and patched) in Xen multiple times. As the Qubes homepage says, it's "a reasonably secure operating system", not a perfect one. Still, compartmentalization is certainly an improvement, if not a panacea, especially con...
by Dodoid
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 3022

Re: Turning your back on windows

Certainly sounds problematic, but do you believe it is enough of an issue that Qubes use of systemd makes it less secure (even with virtualization and all the security stuff) than something like Devuan? Of course, no code is perfect, but I would think Qubes still has the advantage, even with systemd?

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