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by bifo
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Looking for good software For PPC macs
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: Looking for good software For PPC macs

AROS is another way of getting a modern and properly free/OSS amiga OS, the icAROS-live distribution is fairly stable on any old x86 machine. the problem you'd run into running software from an amiga floppy on a post-floppy-drive PC like a mac is that USB floppy drives aren't built to handle anythin...
by bifo
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Alphaserver DS15
Replies: 31
Views: 2817

Re: Alphaserver DS15

Update on my DS10L: I bought a 4 port PCI bridge card from a standard DS10 workstation. :!: DO NOT DO THIS. :!: A capacitor almost immediately turned red hot and exploded with no PCI cards installed, so apparently there is some difference between the DS10L motherboard and the DS10/XP900 motherboard....
by bifo
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: SGI Espressigo
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: SGI Espressigo

Out of curiosity, what plug standard do you use in SA? Looks a bit like a UK-style 220v which might put some people off because running an espresso machine off of a voltage converter might be difficult due to load.
by bifo
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Looking for good software For PPC macs
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: Looking for good software For PPC macs

http://www.morphos.de/ It's an AmigaOS clone which will only run on certain models of ppc mac, including ibook g4. It should be extremely snappy, there's a trial ISO on the site but it is a paid-license OS unfortunately. There's a sizeable amount of ported software and it will run any older amiga so...
by bifo
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: SSL deactivated in Seamonkey 1.1-12 VMS
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: SSL deactivated in Seamonkey 1.1-12 VMS

I set up a test account to see if it was actually a system issue and it doesn't throw the errors. Not really sure how that happens, but I'll chalk it up to some gremlins I guess and just use the new one with operator privileges
by bifo
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: SSL deactivated in Seamonkey 1.1-12 VMS
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: SSL deactivated in Seamonkey 1.1-12 VMS

I've also noticed this error message in the terminal window that starts CSWB: LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /sys$common/cswb/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so [OpenVMS status is decimal 540

Would reinstalling CSWB potentially fix these issues?
by bifo
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: SSL deactivated in Seamonkey 1.1-12 VMS
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: SSL deactivated in Seamonkey 1.1-12 VMS

Right, but is that because SSL3 got turned off, or because the library isn't loading? It may not be possible to tell from the client. However, I *think* that version should have TLS 1.0 capability. I'm not sure from the client, because of these two messages: Could not initialize the browser's secur...
by bifo
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: SSL deactivated in Seamonkey 1.1-12 VMS
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: SSL deactivated in Seamonkey 1.1-12 VMS

it refuses to open any https server
by bifo
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 1721

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

. Also, given the lack of sales, we were probably right on this one. I think that, perhaps, solidifies my point; Apple is not moved by sales, but rather margins. If the new mac pros have lower sales, but the profit margins generate more profit, that's the lesson that Apple gets out of the exercise....
by bifo
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: SSL deactivated in Seamonkey 1.1-12 VMS
Replies: 7
Views: 241

SSL deactivated in Seamonkey 1.1-12 VMS

Anyone run into this issue before? SSL won't work at all on the VMS build of Seamonkey, libssl3.so is in the folder and nothing is deactivated in preferences. Is the library just considered too out of date or should I reinstall the CSWB package? Do I need the SSL1 packages installed (hadn't gotten t...
by bifo
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: FireFox 3.0 building blues, new software requests
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: FireFox 3.0 building blues, new software requests

These will all be under Tru64 presumably? Depending on your system config, you could give oolite a try: http://www.oolite.org/
by bifo
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Alphaserver DS15
Replies: 31
Views: 2817

Re: Alphaserver DS15

Well, after spending most of the last week banging my head against the gentoo wall, where between the horribly unclear install guide and the apparent inability for the thing to both format a simple working file system AND build a kernel without inexplicably ****ting the bed, I'm going to do a fresh ...
by bifo
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Digital Unix Alpha Software Product Library - download now!
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Digital Unix Alpha Software Product Library - download now!

No need to a get a cdr recorder! I built the iso images with Joliet and Rock Ridge support so the images can be directly mounted by a Windows 10 machine. Simply using readily available software you can tar and gzip a directory of interest to you and the ftp the result to your tru64 machine. that's ...
by bifo
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Digital Unix Alpha Software Product Library - download now!
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Digital Unix Alpha Software Product Library - download now!

This is great, thanks a ton. I'll need to pick up some CDRs now.
by bifo
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: looking for C++ compiler version 6.5 or 7.1
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: looking for C++ compiler version 6.5 or 7.1

nobody has any problem with sharing any software for VMS or Tru64/DUnix, because you still need a license for it and tbh it's much easier to run a free version of BSD or linux on any of the old hardware, unless you're a real hardcore retrocomputing enthusiast. the type equivalent to the idiots who w...

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